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The science is clear: single-use towels offer the most effective and most hygienic hand washing solution compared to jet air dryers.

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Thomas No.DescriptionList Price
1234Z72Scott® C Fold Paper Towels$147.63/CS
1189A28Scott® Scottfold* M Towels$86.37/CS
1189A93WYPALL® X60 Washcloth, White,12.5" x 12"$88.67/CS
1189A59KIMTECH® WETTASK® Wipers for Disinfectants and Sanitizers, White, 12" x 12.5"$183.54/CS

Jet Air Dryers vs. Paper Towels

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Using a jet air dryer dispersed 1,300 times more germ particles than drying with paper towels.

Drying your hands with a paper towel can reduce bacteria by up to 77%.

The inner surfaces of jet air dryers can harbor up to 48 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

The rubbing process of paper towels physically removes bacteria along with moisture.

Coliform bacteria were found on 52% of jet air dryers tested.

Faced with a choice of drying methods, 90% of people chose paper towels over jet air dryers in the restroom.

Jet air dryers can increase the bacteria on fingers up to 42%.

Paper towels are the recommended hand-drying method of the World Health Organization (WHO). "Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care."

When drying your hands with a jet air dryer, water droplets that could contain bacteria and germs are expelled into the air, traveling as far as 6.5 feet and lingering in the air for up to 15 minutes.

Given the strong preference for using paper towels, hand hygiene adherence would possibly decrease if paper towels are not available in washrooms, according to a review article in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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