4 ways to dry your hands – our guide to doing it properly 4 ways to dry your hands – our guide to doing it properly
23/03/2020
A quick google search and you can find it quoted that damp hands are 1,000 times more likely to pick up bacteria than dry hands!  This includes the work of Patrick et al. (1997) who state that drying the hands using a towel …
From fireworks to hand dryers - How can you help kids who are scared of loud noises? From fireworks to hand dryers - How can you help kids who are scared of loud noises?
05/11/2019
It's that time of year when we all search for the best firework demonstration and gather in a field to marvel at the splendid array of colours and explosions. It’s also a time that reminds us just how scared young children …
Study suggests that SOME hand dryers may cause damage - A reality check, don't panic! Study suggests that SOME hand dryers may cause damage - A reality check, don't panic!
13/07/2019
The alternate viewIt is interesting that the press coverage has generalised that hand dryers per se cause hearing damage for children, when the study actually shows that SOME hand dryers may be too loud if there was exposure o …
Do you agree with Pete Hegseth about hand washing and germs Do you agree with Pete Hegseth about hand washing and germs?
12/02/2019
The BBC have outlined a US and Canada story that Pete Hegseth, a Fox News host says he 'hasn't washed hands in 10 years'The media have had a field day with this, even though Hegseth has clearly made out that this was a joke an …
UV in hand dryers and air sterilisation units - what, why and how? UV in hand dryers and air sterilisation units - what, why and how?
22/11/2018
Ultra-violet lights are becoming a popular addition to hand dryers.  They are also used in air sterilisers in places such as hospitals, care homes/nursing homes, food storage facilities and washrooms to rid them of bad …
Overflowing paper towel waste Hand dryers vs Paper The Reality of Paper Towels - time for a disruptive technology?
05/05/2018
You may have been affected by the recent negative press around hand dryers, the endless stream of scare stories is a result of a huge PR campaign by the some of the world's largest paper manufacturers, who also happen to be a …
Are hand dryers hygienic? Are Hand Dryers Hygienic?
09/03/2018
This post was last updated 11th December 2019There is certainly a need to question whether hand dryers are hygienic and if there is a safer way to dry the hands.  Especially because there seems to be constant headlin …
Did you see the hand dryer petri dish?  Our response to the future of lazy journalism and fake news Did you see the hand dryer petri dish?  Our response to the future of lazy journalism
16/02/2018
“Evaluation of bacterial contaminants found on unused paper towels and possible postcontamination after handwashing: A pilot study”Maybe this headline should be out there too?  This is the title of an actual s …
Why are hand dryers so loud? Here comes the quiet revolution Why are hand dryers so loud? Here comes the quiet revolution
08/09/2017
So, you will have heard the noise yourself from some of the hand dryers that are in many offices and public buildings.  The ones that can scare young children, or cause disruption to meeting rooms or classrooms from neighbour …
3 reasons why hand dryers are becoming the No 1 choice for hand drying 3 reasons why hand dryers are becoming the No 1 choice for hand drying
23/01/2017
A new report, publicised here, has shown that the hand dryer market is set to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.29% between 2017 and 2021.  Compared to the 3.61% growth anticipated for paper towel dispenses i …