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Hand Dryers Recommended for Proper Handwashing

World Dryer - September, 2020

Reduce the spread of misinformation and germs

Bensenville, IL – World Dryer wants you to know the truth about hand dryers to put an end to biased claims against their scientifically proven hygienic features.

Facilities are reopening, and everyone wants to do it safely. Decision-makers are receiving information from multiple outlets on the best practices for reopening. However, misinformation about hand dryers is continually being spread through catchy, click-bait headlines, and biased articles. Making informed decisions based on feedback from professional experts and health organizations is especially critical during these times. It all starts with the advice from health experts. The World Health Organization (WHO), recommends “frequently clean [their] hands…” and “dry [them] thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.” Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Johns Hopkins University, have stated that “there is no evidence that hand dryers are spreading the coronavirus.”

In a recent article published by WebMD, William Schaffner, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Schaffner says, "air dryers might be safer.” "I think air dryers help rather than hurt -- they move air around," he says. "If there happens to be a person next to you that's infected, the air dryer will disperse the air, and you're much less likely to get an infectious dose of the virus."

World Dryer hand dryers allow users to dry their hands completely and confidently with touchless operation. Added features such as a HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles, 0.3um or larger, cleaning the air before it reaches hands.

A previous Mayo Clinic study reported on different types of hand drying and found “no significant difference in bacteria counts when drying with paper towels or hand dryers.”

Sean Martin, General Manager at World Dryer, understands that users and businesses are rightly concerned with the spread of germs in the current environment.  However, everyone should be adequately informed about the misleading information on hand dryers. "Hand dryers allow users to quickly and completely dry their hands per CDC recommendations. From our touchless operation to antimicrobial technology and HEPA filtration World Dryer provides a hygienic drying alternative for properly washed hands.”

World Dryer is committed to leading the charge to help change handwashing practices for the better.

About World Dryer

World Dryer Corporation is a Bensenville, Illinois based hand dryer manufacturer. World Dryer is on a never-ending mission to build solutions upon customers' challenges and insights without compromising the pillars of safety, sanitation, performance, and compliance. For more information, visit worlddryer.com/hand-hygiene.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Leslie McGowan
Marketing Communications
leslie.mcgowan@zurn.com
814-871-4757