In the following video the President of the EU Commission explains to the European Citizens how to properly WASH their hands and DRY them to prevent Corona Virus contamination. See also the page: Coronavirus: it is not time for electric air dryers
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Instruction provided by the University of Bonn: the electric hand dryers may not be used for infection protection reasons
For infection protection reasons (corona virus) the electric hand dryers may not be used until further notice. Please use the paper towels.
With the spread of Coronavirus infection also around Europe, a number of articles have been published which outline the need of frequent and accurate hand washing, but also the critical importance of hand drying. Read them at the following link: https://europeantissue.com/hygiene/coronavirus-it-is-not-time-for-air-dryers/
ETS honorary chairman, Roberto Berardi, to be inducted into Paper Industry International Hall of Fame
Honored by The Paper Discovery Center at its 2019 Honors on the River event in October 19 September 2019 – European Tissue Symposium (ETS) honorary chairman Roberto Berardi is to be inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame at this year’s Honors on the River event in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, on 3 October. [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]