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Pilot study suggests environmental microbial contamination risk

Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers have higher microbial burden suggests pilot study November 2017- A pilot study undertaken by experts from the Microbiology department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds suggests that hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may have higher levels of environmental microbial contamination than those using [...]

Pilot study suggests environmental microbial contamination risk2017-11-25T13:08:17+00:00

Why Paper Towels are the smart choice for drying hands?

Are you exploring hand drying solutions for public washrooms? Effective hand hygiene is crucial to minimize the spread of infections. Public washrooms, which serve many people each day, must offer a safe and effective method for hand drying. Single-use paper towels are the optimal choice. When compared to other hand drying methods, scientific studies and the [...]

Why Paper Towels are the smart choice for drying hands?2018-07-20T10:26:43+00:00

Hand drying method can affect risk of microbial contamination in hospital settings

HAND DRYING - "First do no harm" Highlights of multisite study across three countries to be presented at RAI/Interclean 2018 Professor Mark Wilcox MD, consultant microbiologist, Leeds Teaching hospitals, UK will present highlights from his latest research study into washroom contamination at Interclean 2018 in Amsterdam. “Hand hygiene is one of the most important components [...]

Hand drying method can affect risk of microbial contamination in hospital settings2018-07-20T10:26:43+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

TIPS TO HELP TO WARD OFF THE FLU THIS WINTER

Dry hands with single-use paper towels to keep you and your family healthy Monday 19 January, 2018 Europe is currently in the grip of a flu epidemic. WHO and ECDC’s FluNewsEurope reports both influenza A and B viruses as widespread across the continent . As health services are strained to the limit, major public information [...]

TIPS TO HELP TO WARD OFF THE FLU THIS WINTER2018-02-21T17:28:34+00:00

Keith Redway interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Think it doesn't matter how you dry your hands? Think again. Sunday December 17, 2017 Keith Redway, Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, London, was interviewed on Sunday, December 17, during "The Sunday Edition", broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  In his Interview, the popular Radio Broadcaster Michael Enright, extensively  discusses  the [...]

Keith Redway interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation2018-07-20T10:26:44+00:00

A load of hot heir: Prince Charles took his own towel to an official engagement so he could avoid using unhygienic hand dryers

Prince Charles took his own towels to official engagement in Leicester last week He avoided the toilet machines at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre Instead, freshly laundered towels were placed in a cubicle for his tour to the site  Prince Charles took his own towels to an official engagement so he didn't have to [...]

A load of hot heir: Prince Charles took his own towel to an official engagement so he could avoid using unhygienic hand dryers2018-07-20T10:26:45+00:00

NEW! Position on the use of air dryers vs. paper hand towels

The document outlines ETS’ position on the use of paper hand towels for hand drying. It explains  why single use towels are one of the best options for the promotion of good hand hygiene. Scientific studies have demonstrated that the use of absorbent single use towels to dry the hands offers the optimal level of hygiene [...]

NEW! Position on the use of air dryers vs. paper hand towels2017-05-09T17:08:45+00:00

Tissue World Milan invitation – ETS attendance

The original Tissue World, which began in Nice in 1993 and held in 2013 and 2015 in Barcelona, is  THE BIG ONE. The world’s largest show specifically for the tissue business. It gives tissue makers, converters and suppliers to the tissue making and converting industries a unique experience and opportunity to network, exchange ideas and [...]

Tissue World Milan invitation – ETS attendance2017-01-06T09:14:43+00:00