Consensus statement of a Panel of Experts finds towels the most hygienic way to dry hands

Hand HygieneBrussels (Belgium), 18 November 2013 – Leading European microbiologists and hospital hygienists* have produced a consensus statement  recognising evidence that hand drying using towels is associated with lower numbers of microbes on the hands and in the washroom environment than using warm air dryers or high velocity air dryers.  The consensus statement provides sound advice for all those working in hospitals and clinical environments responsible for upholding the highest standards of hygiene. Read more