Watch Out Germs, This Paper Towel is a Force to be Reckoned With


At some point in time, most of us have been guilty of not washing our hands like we should. According to the CDC*, it takes 20 seconds (the time it takes to hum “Happy Birthday” twice) of lathering up, scrubbing, and rinsing, to effectively wash away germs. We all know that hand washing is one of, if not THE most important step to prevent the spread of germs… but 20 seconds can seem like an awfully long time when we’re busy (and we know you’re busy).

Handwashing is one of the most important steps we can take to prevent the spread of germs. We rely on hand soap and proper hand hygiene practices to prevent the spread of germs, but what can we do about lapses that occur when we rush through our hand washing routine when the consequence could be illness?

Drumroll please… Let’s give a warm welcome to the new Antibacterial Paper Towels by Cascades® Tissue Group. Why the grand entrance? Unlike ordinary paper towels, these innovative paper towels have an added active antibacterial ingredient that quickly eliminates over 99.99% of remaining bacteria^ leftover from improper handwashing.

Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Towels provides a simple and effective method to further reduce bacterial contamination and transmission. Use them in your handwashing routine, and take your health back into your own hands. The best part is they require no changes of habit or additional steps to your handwashing routine.

How Does It Work?

Simply use them to dry your hands as you would normal paper towel; water activates a highly soluble antibacterial ingredient that is transferred from the towel to your skin as it absorbs the excess water on your hands. It disinfects to further reduce the risk of cross-contamination while being gentle on your skin.

See This Amazing Green Towel in Action

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Preventing the spread germs has never been more important. Every year, nearly 2 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) claim roughly 100,000 lives – as many as those claimed each year by AIDS, breast cancer and automobile accidents combined.

Check out these facts**

  • 80% of infections are transmitted by hands
  • On average, healthcare worker hand-hygiene compliance is less than 40%
  • HAIs add $28 – $34 billion to US healthcare costs each year
  • HAIs are considered to be the 4th leading cause of death in the US
  • Approximately 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients will contract an HAI

These statistics are pretty scary. If that’s not enough reason to use this paper towel in your handwashing routine, here’s another: they also promote sustainable practices. Not only is the paper towel green in color, it is also a green option. It is made with 100% recycled fiber and certified Processed Chlorine Free®.

In addition, multiple dispenser and towels sizes are available to fit the needs of a variety of workplaces, making it an easy option to choose this paper towel.

Watch out germs, the Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Towel is a force to be reckoned with.

^Based on third-party testing



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Courtney Petesch

Courtney Petesch is the Marketing Specialist for HP Products, a distributor of 50,000 facility maintenance products throughout the Midwest. Courtney has over 5 years of experience managing e-commerce product content and merchandising, overseeing social media initiatives, executing email marketing campaigns and evaluating analytics.