Hand Dryer Vs Paper Towel

By,
Dhawal
The Invention Date
 Hand Dryer
Was invented in 1948
• Paper Towel
Was “Accidentally” invented in 1907
Invented by…
 Hand Dryer
George Clemens invented the hand dryer.
 Paper Towel
Scott Paper Company was founded by
brother...
Purpose
 Hand Dryer
They eliminated the need to purchase
paper towels for the customers to dry their
hands.
 Paper Towel...
Pros and Cons for Hand Dryer
 Pros
According to manufacturers,hand dryers
can cut costs by as much as 99.5% (for
example ...
Pros and Cons for Hand Dryer
 Cons
It found that after washing and
drying hands with the warm air dryer,
the total number...
Pros and Cons for Paper Towel
 Pros
 They are very good for cleaning up spills in
a pinch
 Good for wrapping a head of ...
Pros and Cons for Paper Towel
 Cons
The air-dryer was found to have less than half
the global warming burden of the paper...
My Personal Note
 Everyone in the cleaning industry has always
been told that hand dryers in restrooms are
not sanitary, ...
My Personal Note
 A couple of years ago, I was traveling with my friend
(Doc), and I noticed that after he washed his han...
My Personal Note
 Since then I will not use hand dryers in
restrooms. Now this is where the story gets
really interesting...
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Hand Dryer VS Paper Towels

  1. 1. Hand Dryer Vs Paper Towel By, Dhawal
  2. 2. The Invention Date  Hand Dryer Was invented in 1948 • Paper Towel Was “Accidentally” invented in 1907
  3. 3. Invented by…  Hand Dryer George Clemens invented the hand dryer.  Paper Towel Scott Paper Company was founded by brothers E. Irvin and Clarence Scott in Philadelphia in 1879 accidentally invented Paper Towel
  4. 4. Purpose  Hand Dryer They eliminated the need to purchase paper towels for the customers to dry their hands.  Paper Towel Tissue with 1,000 sheets was introduced at a cost of 10 cents per roll. It was considered a medical item; print ads were used to increase awareness.
  5. 5. Pros and Cons for Hand Dryer  Pros According to manufacturers,hand dryers can cut costs by as much as 99.5% (for example a company may spend $2340.00 per year on paper towels, where as the hand dryer expenditure would be as low as $14.00 per year - this will vary due to cost of paper towels and cost of electricity)
  6. 6. Pros and Cons for Hand Dryer  Cons It found that after washing and drying hands with the warm air dryer, the total number of bacteria was found to increase on average on the finger pads by 194% and on the palms by 254%
  7. 7. Pros and Cons for Paper Towel  Pros  They are very good for cleaning up spills in a pinch  Good for wrapping a head of lettuce to put in the fridge  Great for protection in the microwave-use to catch spills when food boils over  Can be used in various arts and crafts
  8. 8. Pros and Cons for Paper Towel  Cons The air-dryer was found to have less than half the global warming burden of the paper towels, over a five-year lifespan. That’s because paper towels take energy to manufacture, transport and remove—and they can’t be recycled, because they’ve just been contaminated by your freshly washed hands.
  9. 9. My Personal Note  Everyone in the cleaning industry has always been told that hand dryers in restrooms are not sanitary, they spread germs and bacteria around. I always thought that this just came from the paper companies because they are losing sales to the hand dryers.
  10. 10. My Personal Note  A couple of years ago, I was traveling with my friend (Doc), and I noticed that after he washed his hands and noticed that there were no paper towels, only a hand dryer he left the restroom with wet hands. I asked him about it. He said that hand dryers blow a lot of germs and bacteria around. He also told me to take a look under the hand dryer next time I was in a restroom. There is a filter underneath the hand dryer that is supposed to be cleaned on a weekly basis. I looked at one and it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. It had layers and layers of caked on gunk (disgusting).
  11. 11. My Personal Note  Since then I will not use hand dryers in restrooms. Now this is where the story gets really interesting. The schools and universities that have had the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak this year are being told by the health department that they have to take out all of their hand dryers and replace them with towel dispensers because the hand dryers are spreading disease. Please pass this along so everyone knows not to use hand dryers.
  12. 12. Thank You Comments/ Feedbacks are always appreciable

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