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Research reveals ‘the disgusting truth’

Published 17th July, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Research reveals ‘the disgusting truth’

With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and viruses from their hands, Kimberly-Clark Professional invites you to discover what it calls ‘The Disgusting Truth’ about jet air dryers.

According to K-C P’s research, jet air dryers have been found to increase the numbers of bacteria on hands, compared to hands dried with paper towels. Additionally, jet air dryers can blow water droplets that can contain bacteria and viruses into the surrounding environment, increasing the potential spread of pathogens. According to K-C P, independent scientific studies have found: jet air dryers can increase the bacteria on fingers by up to 42%; when drying your hands with a jet air dryer, water droplets that could contain bacteria and viruses are blown into the air, travelling as far as two metres (6.5 feet) and lingering in the air for up to 15 minutes; 70% of the viruses spread by jet air dryers land at the height of a child’s face; and using a jet air dryer dispersed, 300 times more viruses than drying with paper towels.

Kimberly-Clark Professional invites you to discover ‘The Disgusting Truth’ about jet air dryers at

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