The truth about hygiene

The truth about the hygiene of Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers

Questionable reports are being produced by paper towel and cotton roll towel manufacturers regarding the hygienic qualities of Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers. Watch the video to discover the truth about the methodologies used to obtain some of the results and learn about the important facts of hand drying hygiene. Watch the video below.


"Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers are the only ones certified by NSF and HACCP."

Toby Saville, Microbiologist


"Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers cost 97% less to run and produce up to 76% less CO2."


The paper towel industry commissioned research. It was flawed.

Dyson is hygienic, economical
and ecological. Paper isn't.

1 in 5 washrooms are found with no paper available leaving no way to dry hands. That's unhygienic. Paper towels need constant restocking, cleaning up and disposal. Thats expensive and impacts the environment.

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Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers reduce the transfer of bacteria on hands by up to 40%

The paper towel industry claim that Dyson hand dryers increase bacteria counts on hands. But in fact, Airblade™ technology dries hands hygienically in just 10-12 seconds - reducing the transfer of bacteria on hands by up to 40%.

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Dyson digital motor technology

The Dyson digital motor V4 is one of the world's smallest full-integrated 1600W motors. It spins 90,000 times a minute, and is the only hand dryer motor powerful enough to make Airblade™ technology possible.


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Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers remove 99.9% of bacteria from the air used to dry hands.

Paper towel manufacturers claim that Dyson hand dryers add more bacteria into the washroom air. But thanks to HEPA filters as standard, Airblade™ technology captures 99.9% of bacteria from the air used to dry hands.

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HEPA filtration

The Dyson Airblade V hand dryer has two H13 HEPA filters on either side of the machine. Each one has a grille to capture larger debris, a fleece layer to capture fluff and fibres, and a pleated HEPA media to capture particles as small as 0.1 microns.


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Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers help to prevent the growth of surface bacteria

TThe paper towel industry claim that the surface of a Dyson hand dryer is more contaminated with bacteria than a paper towel dispenser. But with an antibacterial additive in its surface coating, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer helps to prevent the growth of bacteria.

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Anti-bacterial surface additive

Every Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer has antibacterial protection integrated into its exterior coating. This additive is designed to help prevent bacteria and mould growth for the life time of the machine - making the surface more hygienic to touch and helping to protect against odours and staining.


Read the evidence

Bacteria removal by the Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryer.


Microbial aerosol generation by a range of hand drying methods.


Surface contamination of high-touch washroom areas.


Only Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers are certified by NSF and HACCP


NSF approved

Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers have been certified hygienic by independent industry and regulatory bodies.


HACCP International approved

Certified by HACCP international as suitable for use in food preparation environments.

"We wanted to create a functional,
hygienic and elegant user experience.
This is exactly what we were looking for."

Elin Kjartansdóttir, Architect. Keflavik Airport

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Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits


Hands are dried in 10-12 seconds.

Most hygienic

HEPA filters as standard.

Cost less to run

69% less than other hand dryers.

Environment friendly

Lower CO2 emissions, no paper waste.

5 year guarantee

Parts and labour.