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Readers Digest on electric hand dryer in restrooms

In public restrooms, paper towel or electric hand dryer? Far less energy is needed to heat and blow air at your hands than to make paper towels and haul them around. One study found that nine trees are cut down to supply an average fast-food restaurant with paper towels over a year; the tossed towels … Continue reading “Readers Digest on electric hand dryer in restrooms”

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Effects of 4 Hand-Drying Methods for Removing Bacteria From Washed Hands: A Randomized Trial

Objective: To evaluate the effects of 4 different drying methods to remove bacteria from washed hands. • Subjects and Methods: One hundred adult volunteers par- ticipated in this randomized prospective study. All bacterial counts were determined using a modified glove-juice sampling procedure. The difference was determined between the amounts of bacteria on hands artificially contaminated … Continue reading “Effects of 4 Hand-Drying Methods for Removing Bacteria From Washed Hands: A Randomized Trial”

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RESEARCH PROTOCOL – HAND DRYERS

April 3, 2008 INNOVALTECH INC. Can the process of drying hands that have just been washed actually contaminate them? Is the air discharged from hand dryers cleaner than paper hand towels? The purpose of this study is to determine whether the air discharged from hand dryers is microbiologically contaminated, and to compare this result with … Continue reading “RESEARCH PROTOCOL – HAND DRYERS”

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Study Finds Bacteria in Unused Paper Towels

Recycled Paper Towels Had the Highest Bacterial Counts ByBrenda Goodman, MA WebMD Health News Reviewed byLouise Chang, MD Dec. 28, 2011 — Grabbing a paper towel in a public restroom may leave more on your hands than you bargained for. Researchers say they’ve found bacteria, including some that are known to make people sick, in … Continue reading “Study Finds Bacteria in Unused Paper Towels”

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