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9 out of 10 people prefer paper towels to jet air dryers in
washrooms

Published by the European Tissue Symposium5

This observational study, conducted during ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam in May 2016, found that 90% of people showed a preference for paper towels over jet air dryers when given a choice between the two in public washrooms. Researchers observed 3,879 visitors in a total of four washrooms – two men’s and two women’s – which were all equipped with both paper towels and jet air dryers, situated directly above one another. During the study, 90% of men chose paper towels, while 13% chose jet air dryers. Likewise, 91% of women dried their hands with paper towels, and 11% chose to use jet air dryers. In certain instances, men and women used both methods, hence why the totals are greater than 100%.

5“An extensive observational study at ISSA/Interclean 2016 confirms the vast majority of Users prefer Paper Towels to jet air dryer”

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