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Study to assess the potential for contamination of the washroom environment

//Study to assess the potential for contamination of the washroom environment

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 public

The peer reviewed study, performed by Prof. Mark Wilcox of the Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts concludes that jet air and warm air hand driers have a greater potential to contaminate washrooms by spreading bacteria into the air and onto users and bystanders. The findings have significant implications for infection control health professionals and purchasing managers responsible for equipping hospital washrooms.

For more information, go to: http://europeantissue.com/hygiene/studies/potential-for-contamination-of-the-environment-study-2014/ 

You can also watch a Video of Prof. Mark Wilcox’s interview with BBC at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orAcSHwYTms 

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