Dyson Airblade HEPA Filter

Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer HEPA Filter Eliminates Bacteria from the Air

The AirBlade Hand Dryer by Dyson uses a HEPA filter to clean the air before blowing it onto the hands so the air drying your hands is actually cleaner than the air in the restroom. In fact, it cleans the air and captures 99.9% of bacteria in the air before the air us used to dry hands.

A recent hand hygiene study by the Bradford University Infection Group has been peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The report found that washing hands alone is not enough. Microbial counts on skin actually decrease when hands are dried properly. Drying is now recognized as a vital part of hand hygiene routines. Out of all machines tested, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer was found to be the most hygienic – significantly reducing bacteria transfer compared to warm air dryers. And unlike paper towels, Airblade™ technology doesn’t leave trash cans overflowing with soiled paper towels, a potential hygiene hazard.

Dyson asked independent public health specialist NSF to define the criteria for a hygienic hand dryer. It’s something no one else had ever done before. The result is NSF Protocol P335 – and the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the only hand dryer that meets every part of it. So it’s the only one certified hygienic. The Dyson Airblade is hygienic enough to be used on food lines!

Older traditional hand dryer technology would take 35 seconds or longer to dry hands while still leaving hands damp. Damp hands spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands. The Dyson Airblade solves this problem of bacteria in more ways than one. Water is collected in stead of spayed on the walls or floor. Hands are completely dried in just seconds by clean air via the HEPA filter.

HACCP International has certified the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer (AB14) suitable for use in the food industry. It’s the only hand dryer to achieve this accreditation. Traditionally hand dryers have not been used in food preparation environments. They leave staff with damp hands because they’re too slow, they blow dirty washroom air onto clean hands and their surfaces can harbor bacteria. The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer has a 12 second dry-time, HEPA filter and anti-microbial coating.

Besides eliminating bacteria, the Airbalde hand dryer is environmentally friendly. Everything we make or use has a carbon footprint. It represents the total amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated during its life. Working with the Carbon Trust, Dyson has measured the carbon footprint of the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer. The calculation covers: materials, manufacture, transportation, use and end-of- life disposal.

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