When it comes to hand dryers and paper towels, the studies found across the web
rarely prove anything. Why? The hand dryers used in the studies are old news models
of years ago. The truth is, paper doesn't stand a chance when it comes to the new
technology used in today's turbo fast dryers. In fact, new studies have recently
surfaced proving bacteria lives in paper towel. Did you know damp hands spread up
to 1,000 more times bacteria than dry hands? How many times have you entered a public
restroom and witnessed masses of damp, unhygienic, paper towel overflowing from
the trash cans and scattered across the floors? Have you seen clogged toilets stuffed
with paper towels in bars, clubs, schools, or other restrooms? Have you tried to
dry your hands only to find the paper towel dispenser is either broken or just out
of paper? People start relying on wiping the water off on their pants, and touching
objects such as door handles with damp hands. Worse yet, peoples' hands are still
damp outside the restroom, and bacteria are spread throughout the building.
The clear solution is high speed hand dryers such as the Dyson Airblade, Excel Dryer Xlerator, American Dryer ExtremeAir,
or Palmer Fixture BluStorm (just to name a few).
These high speed, energy efficient hand dryers all have a few things in common:
The eliminate unhygienic paper towel mess, they eliminate vandalism from clogged
toilets, they reduce costs in paper towel supplies, and they reduce bacteria or
germs by drying hands completely in 10-15 seconds.
What does it cost to run one of the hand dryers mentioned above? They answer
is jaw-dropping if you are used to high costs associated with paper towel.
When the heating element is installed, the high speed hand dryer wil cost about
40-50 cents per 1,000 uses. Without the heat, they cost about 18-24 cents
per 1,000 uses. The heated hand dryers blast warm air and dry hands a couple
seconds faster on average, excluding the Dyson Airblade. The Airblade is a
unique machine that uses an industrial technology called Air Knife. The Air
Knife technology strips liquids from solids and doesn't require heat to dry
objects in 12 seconds flat. It also uses a HEPA filter to eliminate 99.9%
of all bacteria. Learn more about Dyson hand dryers and why they
are one of the most hygienic hand drying solutions money can buy. A similar
hand dryer to the Dyson is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel, which
also uses Air Knife.
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WebMD shows study: bacteria found
in unused paper towel
New studies prove germs live and breed in cloth and paper towel.
CBS News Reports New Study
New studies are coming out every day proving cloth and paper towels in restrooms
are not as hygienic as once believed. When reading studies over the internet, pay
very close attention to the source and the hand dryer used in the comparison. Most
studies are inaccurate because old hand dryers are almost always used. Machines
that take too long to dry hands, or just didn't work in the first place. The tests
and comparisons are biased and irrelevant from the start.
When choosing hand dryers or paper towel,
one must consider several factors such as:
- Cost savings adds up annually in paper costs
- Cost savings adds up with less maintenance
- Energy Savings
- Reducing vandalism such as clogged toilets
- Preserving the environment
- Saving trees, water, land-fill space
- Conserving resources from paper production operations such as pulping
- Saving fuel costs from heavy transit operations
- Creating happy customers and restroom users
- What does one do when the paper has run out of the dispenser?
- The life expectancy of most quality, durable hand dryers are 7-10 years.
- Hand Dryers do require resources to build, and they do use resources and energy.
However, paper products use far more resources and require constant costs in transportation
operations as trucks transport high volumes of paper towel around the world.
- Rcycled paper saves some resources. However, recycled paper can only be used
once and still ends up creating land-fill space.
- Recycled paper houses more bacteria than virgin paper.
- The pay back time in cost savings of paper towel for a hand dryer is just a few
A quick document provided by Excel Dryer sums it up and explains the top 5 myths
of hand dryers. The #1 myth is hand dryers are not sanitary. This stemmed
from a study done by the University of West-minster in England. In 1993, this study
was funded by the Association of Makers of Soft Tissue Papers. Research indicates
that this claim only amounts to a scare tactic favored by the paper industry.
Read more on the Top 5 Hand Dryer Myths...