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The site includes information about the negative health and environmental impacts of improperly handling and disposing of sanitary waste.And it addresses the potentially harmful bacteria and viruses that can be contracted by cleaning professionals and users when improperly handled."Our goal is to take restroom hygiene to a higher level," adds Calvert.
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Although there were earlier versions, for the most part, touchless or automatic hand-drying systems became readily noticeable just a few years ago.
"Because it's generally agreed that the restroom of the future will be even more touchless, it's assumed that almost all electric hand dryers will be touchless relatively soon," says Calvert.
"With the new systems, placing hands directly under the dryer turns on the fan and heating element.
Removing hands turns the machine off, which also helps reduce power usage considerably."
According to Calvert, probably the biggest of the new developments in hand-dryer technology is an innovation introduced in Europe about two years ago and which is now available in the United States as well.
The machines sporting this technology look very little like traditional hand dryers.
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