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Practice Safe Drying: Jet Dry vs Paper Towels

Nov 15, 2013

According to Kimberly-Clark:

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Jet air dyers increase bacteria count on fingertips by up to 42%, while hot air dryers increase germs by up to 194%!

 

 

 

 

KC_Practice Safe Drying2Jet air dryer surfaces have contamination levels 75 times higher than the average toilet seat. In a recent mall study, jet air dryer users touched its surface an average of 13 times in a single use. The air blast forced every single person to touch the dryer.

 

 

KC_Practice Safe Drying3Drying with a paper towel actually decreases germs by up to 77%. Touchless towel dispensers really are touchless, with very few germs found on their surfaces.

 

 

 

KC_Practice Safe Drying4According to a 2009 study conducted for Kimberly-Clark Professional, people spend an average of 21 seconds using a jet air dryer vs 10 seconds for paper towels.

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