Consensus Statement of a Panel of Experts on Hygienic Hand Drying

The European Tissue Symposium sponsored scientific panels on hygienic hand drying with eminent microbiologists and hospital hygienists from across Europe at the Catholic University of Leuven on 20 March 2013, 11 June 2014, 14 April 2015, 10 March 2016, 30 August 2017, 18 November 2018 and on 29 January 2020.
Panelists were asked to review the science on hand drying and the hygienic performance of hand drying devices, such as paper towels, textile towels and electric dryers, and to make recommendations for future scientific research and public policy.

After a review of the key scientific literature, the experts listed below prepared a Consensus Statement on hygienic hand drying, the document can be accessed here: Consensus Statement

Professor Marc Van Ranst, 2013 – present todayConsensus Statement Image EN2
Professor Mark Wilcox, 2013 – present today
Professor Frédéric Barbut, 2015 – present today
Professor Angel Asensio, 2015 – present today
Professor Silvio Brusaferro, 2013 – end 2018
Emeritus Fellow Keith Redway, 2013 – present today
Professor Bertil Kaijser 2013 -2015
Dr Ralf Kammerer
   2013 – 2015

Endorsed by newest panel member:
Prof. Dr. med. Prof. h. c. (MNG)  Walter Popp, 2020 – present



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