The first hand dryer to kill infection and bacteria launches

Sterillo destroys bacteria, mould and viruses that contaminate, spread disease and cause odours

Research by Sterillo has revealed a nation attempting to dodge germs and smelly washrooms while, in fact, people are 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, which 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.

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

The research also affirmed that 62% of people don’t close the lid of the toilet 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, said: “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.

"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.”

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