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 the preferred method of hand drying in health care.”
- “The provision of paper towels should be considered as a means of improving hand hygiene adherence among health care workers”
Read more and download the complete study at the page: Published on Mayo Clinic Proceedings: the hygienic efficacy of different hand drying methods