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Multisite hospital study demonstrates hand drying method can affect risk of bacterial dissemination

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 [...]

Multisite hospital study demonstrates hand drying method can affect risk of bacterial dissemination2018-09-07T14:08:52+00:00

Bacteria and spores dispersion by hand dryers

 a NEW STUDY conducted at the University of Connecticut investigates the Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot Air Hand Dryers.  Huesca-Espitia, L.C. et al. (2018). Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot Air Hand Dryers. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1128/AEM.00044-18   A Short summary of the journal paper by Keith Redway [...]

Bacteria and spores dispersion by hand dryers2018-07-20T10:26:44+00:00

An extensive observational study at ISSA/Interclean 2016 confirms that the vast majority of Users prefer Paper Towels to Jet Air Dryers

Some of the washrooms at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 were equipped with BOTH, Paper Towels and Jet Air Dryers, one on top of the other. The behavior of 3.879 Visitors (2.474 Men and 1.405 Women) drying their hands was observed, in four washrooms, equipped with both Paper Towels and Jet Air Dryers.  Among Men, the preference [...]

An extensive observational study at ISSA/Interclean 2016 confirms that the vast majority of Users prefer Paper Towels to Jet Air Dryers2017-06-10T12:57:14+00:00

Hand drying with single-use towels reduces the risk of the transmission of viruses

Single-use towels offer the most hygienic way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses when drying hands in the washroom.New independent research has found that single-use paper towels are the most effective way to dry one’s hands in the washroom and reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses. The study indicates that [...]

Hand drying with single-use towels reduces the risk of the transmission of viruses2016-03-31T05:20:50+00:00

Comparison of different hand-drying methods: the potential for airborne microbe dispersal & contamination

A University of Westminster peer-reviewed and published study suggests single use towels are the most hygienic way to dry hands after visiting the washroomNew research by the University of Westminster, commissioned by ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, suggests that single use towels are the most hygienic way to dry hands after visiting the washroom. Despite [...]

Comparison of different hand-drying methods: the potential for airborne microbe dispersal & contamination2015-11-23T14:54:14+00:00

Study to assess the potential for contamination of the washroom environment

Jet air and warm air driers contaminate air in washrooms and may be unsuitable for use in healthcare settings. Bacteria propelled into the air and onto users and by-standers risks cross contamination between healthcare workers and general publicThe peer reviewed study, performed by Prof. Mark Wilcox of the Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts concludes that [...]

Study to assess the potential for contamination of the washroom environment2018-07-20T10:26:48+00:00

MAYO Clinic Proceedings: The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A review of the evidence

The flagship journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings has published a study which reviews all the relevant literature on hygienic hand drying and concludes that regarding hygiene there is a clear superiority of Paper Towels vs. electric air dryers.“From a hygiene viewpoint, paper towels are superior to electric air dryers.”“Drying hands thoroughly with single-use, disposable paper towels is [...]

MAYO Clinic Proceedings: The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A review of the evidence2015-10-23T05:03:50+00:00