Single-use towels offer the most hygienic way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses when drying hands in the washroom.
New independent research has found that single-use paper towels are the most effective way to dry one’s hands in the washroom and reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses.
The study indicates that they help minimise the spread of viruses including ones associated with various diseases, including those causing gastro-intestinal infections such as Norovirus and Rotavirus.
Single-use towels disperse fewer microorganisms into the environment than jet air dryers and warm air dryers and also help reduce the risk that viruses are blown into the faces of small children accompanying adults in the washroom.
The findings have serious implications for washroom facility managers in settings such as hospitals and restaurants where hygiene is paramount.
Further reading can be found on The European Tissue Symposium’s website:- http://europeantissue.com/hygiene/studies/hand-dryingsingleuse-towels