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, on 11 June 2014 and on 14 April 2015. 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 hot air 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 Silvio Brusaferro (Italy),Consensus Statement Image EN2

Dr. Ralf Kämmerer (Germany),

Professor Bertil Kaijser (Sweden),

Keith Redway (the United Kingdom),

Professor Marc Van Ranst (Belgium),

Professor Mark Wilcox (the United Kingdom)

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