The electric Handdryer Association (eHA) has officially commenced its mission to promote all relevant electric hand drying interests worldwide. The eHA’s founding members, consisting of renowned global hand dryer manufacturers, came together at the InterClean Amsterdam, the largest professional cleaning exhibition, to officially launch the organisation after a fruitful discussion. The primary focus of the eHA is to represent the industry with one voice on relevant regulatory matters and in the court of public opinion.
Concerning the EU’s current Ecodesign Directive Policy Analyst Ryan Khurana writes at Comment Central, a UK based opinion website, about electric hand drying that “Policymakers interested in enacting science-based policy must first learn how to read scientific literature and understand scientific methodology.”
He says, that in the case of the Ecodesign Directive and electric hand dryers “asking the wrong questions has led to baffling policy conclusions” and that “a policy intended to reduce environmental waste and improve public health may end up doing just the opposite”.
His conclusion is, that “the preparatory study for the directive came to some pretty damning conclusions about the impact of hand dryers, comparing them negatively to paper towels in terms of hygiene, and making odd claims about the incentives to produce energy efficient hand drying technologies. The study researched some of the literature surrounding the effects of electric hand dryers, but off the bat excluded any research into the effects of paper towels, presenting clear bias for one of the products they intended to compare.”
Read the full article on https://commentcentral.co.uk/science-based-policy-is-a-sham/