Infographic: Paper Towels Are Essential to Limit the Spread of Germs

Jun 18, 2020

Paper towels are widely recognized for their role in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, both inside and outside the home. Do you know the benefits of paper towels? AF&PA recently released this infographic demonstrating best practices for cleaning and hygiene.

Especially now, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, paper towels play an important role in sanitizing routines. According to a study done by the International Association for Food Protection, many experts agree that using paper towels in the kitchen and around your home is better for minimalizing germ growth on surfaces than sponges and hand towels.

It’s also the recommended product by The Mayo Clinic and CDC for limiting the spread of germs in healthcare settings, and according to the World Health Organization, paper towels should be used to dry hands and turn off the faucet after washing.

Paper towels are essential; like many other paper products, paper towels are made from renewable resources – trees and/or recycled paper. While each brand may differ, paper towels are there to help you take on germs at home and work. For more information on paper towels, visit AF&PA’s tissue page, or download and share the infographic here.