Research by Sterillo, the world's most hygienic hand dryer, has revealed a nation attempting to dodge germs and smelly washrooms. Whilst they are in fact, ignorantly smothering themselves in germs and bacteria every time they visit a public or restaurant toilet. More than three quarters of people (82%), put their coats and bags on the back of the toilet door when they visit. Ironically in the hope of keeping them ‘away from any germs’ when the surface is in fact a breeding ground!
The new Sterillo is the first device that could offer a total solution to this age old problem. This new hand dryer destroys the bacteria, mould and viruses that contaminate, spread disease and cause odours. The machine utilises an internal UVC module to sanitise the air and all exposed surfaces, removing the things you can smell, and the ones you can't that are far more dangerous. It combines one of Europe's best-selling hand dryers with cutting-edge technology from AirSteril as used in ambulances and care homes across the UK to clean the air and sanitise surfaces.
The research also affirmed that 62% of people don’t close the lid of the loo before they flush. This means every time someone flushes a germ-filled mushroom cloud is created containing viruses and bacterias that are suspended in the air and take hours to slowly fall, gradually covering toilet cubical doors, walls, floors, toilet rolls and anything nearby. While the lid remains up, every flush is constantly recoating every surface in layer after layer of rapidly multiplying contaminants.
Steve Levy, inventor of the Sterillo says:
Our mission was to kill disease and bugs, and as a direct result of our success, we destroy all washroom odours too. This will benefit many environments. Teachers know, that something like norovirus can take out half a class, the Sterillo prevents such break outs. In hospitals that are full of people with infections it can kill the spread. Companies can cut their cleaning costs and improve the environment for staff or customers as well as reduce absenteeism.
Brits are quite aware of the current unsavoury conditions and a wise 44% of people only use washrooms that smell fresh. Over a quarter do so but only whilst holding their breath, and even then they are still being exposed to all kinds of antibodies. The Sterillo is just the first step, in the meantime, be aware of the 42% of the public who claim they’d never re-visit a venue where the washrooms were disgusting.