"You do your business, flush the toilets, and then give your hands a good wash. The problem is too many people are taking shortcuts. Research in hospital toilets, focusing on hand drying, shows you what’s just been splattered around including fecal matter and dangerous bacteria." Find out more and the link at the complete study [...]
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Findings have important implications for minimising risk of cross infection in hospital washrooms A new, real-life multisite study has found that washrooms have significantly less bacterial contamination when equipped with paper towels for hand drying instead of using jet air dryers. The study, led by Professor Mark Wilcox of the University of Leeds and Leeds [...]
Hand hygiene guidance published by SF2H (French Society for Hospital Hygiene) highlights the risks posed by electric dryers
Guidance recommends the use of single use paper towels as the most effective hand drying method in minimising the spread of microorganisms New guidance on hand hygiene published by the French Society for Hospital Hygiene, SF2H, strongly discourages the use of electric hand dryers as a method of hand drying in hospital washrooms, and recommends instead [...]
Are you exploring hand drying solutions for public washrooms? Effective hand hygiene is crucial to minimize the spread of infections. Public washrooms, which serve many people each day, must offer a safe and effective method for hand drying. Single-use paper towels are the optimal choice. When compared to other hand drying methods, scientific studies and the [...]
Think it doesn't matter how you dry your hands? Think again. Sunday December 17, 2017 Keith Redway, Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, London, was interviewed on Sunday, December 17, during "The Sunday Edition", broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In his Interview, the popular Radio Broadcaster Michael Enright, extensively discusses the [...]
Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers have higher microbial burden suggests pilot study November 2017- A pilot study undertaken by experts from the Microbiology department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds suggests that hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may have higher levels of environmental microbial contamination than those using [...]
A load of hot heir: Prince Charles took his own towel to an official engagement so he could avoid using unhygienic hand dryers
Prince Charles took his own towels to official engagement in Leicester last week He avoided the toilet machines at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre Instead, freshly laundered towels were placed in a cubicle for his tour to the site Prince Charles took his own towels to an official engagement so he didn't have to [...]
The original Tissue World, which began in Nice in 1993 and held in 2013 and 2015 in Barcelona, is THE BIG ONE. The world’s largest show specifically for the tissue business. It gives tissue makers, converters and suppliers to the tissue making and converting industries a unique experience and opportunity to network, exchange ideas and [...]
Letter to the European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans (CC Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Vella)
Subject: Concerns on the potential discontinuation of EU Ecolabel product groups 19 December 2016 We, European paper manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, consumer organisations and environmental NGOs, are writing to share our concerns about the possible removal of a number [...]
Candid Camera investigations has found some hand dryers are harboring a dirty little secret. "They stated those gadgets are supposed to be eco-friendly, it turns out they may expose you to potentially dangerous bacteria." Investigative reported Wendy Saltzman found germs and unsanitary conditions in some Dyson Airjet Dryers [...]