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Pilot study suggests environmental microbial contamination risk

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 [...]


OUR HANDS, OUR FUTURE! Washing your hands properly matters. Correct choice of hand drying method matters. #GlobalHandwashingDay #Handhygiene

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 [...]

Tissue World Milan invitation – ETS attendance

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 [...]

Dirty little secrets – Action News Investigation – ABC 6 broadcasting

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 (those are the [...]

Dryers: Many germs in the air (published on NDR – Germany on Monday November 14)

 Dryers: Many germs in the air By Daniel Krull Dryers with air nozzles are suspected of swirling germs and bacteria in the room air. In a sample, market has had the load checked in five heavily frequented toilets from a lab. There were significantly more germs in the room [...]

CBS Article: Some Hand Dryers Harbour Dirty Secret

A very interesting article has appeared on May 19, 2016 in the Blackdailynews section of the CBS website.  To read the full article, please use the following link: The CBS 2 Investigators scraped, swabbed and collected grime from 12 Dyson Airblade hand dryers in the Chicago area, following the guidance and protocol set by Loyola University [...]

Sarah Freeston is the winner of the ETS Essay Competition 2015

With the objective of raising awareness of the most efficient and hygienic ways to dry the hands, the European Tissue Symposium is launching a written essay competition.Title of Essay:“What is the most hygienic way to dry your hands?”Fourth year medical student, Sarah Freeston, has scooped the prize in the 2015 European Tissue Symposium Essay Competition [...]

ETS has participated at ISSA/Interclean 2016

At ISSA Interclean ETS in-depth session on May 11th has shared the latest research on hand hygiene and optimal dryingBrussels, Belgium – January 19, 2016 - The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) has participated at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016. As well as taking a booth, in the conference programme ETS has shared the [...]

The successful ETS participation at ICPIC 2015 Geneva

ICPIC is a renowned International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control, promoted by the World Health Organization.ETS also participated in the ICPIC 2015 Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, with a dedicated symposium presentation on hand hygiene and a booth where visitors could obtain more information. A perfect opportunity to inform some of the 800 delegates attending to the Congress on following information: “Contamination [...]