A scientific study released recently by ARCADIS, an international research firm specializing in environment issues, found no evidence that laundered reusable shop towels pose any health risk to workers, refuting previously published reports by the disposables industry. The study was commissioned by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA).

As the trade association representing facilities that process laundered reusable shop towels, said TRSA president & CEO Joseph Ricci, CAE, we felt we had an industry responsibility to conduct a health assessment to quantify if any real health risk existed. This study reconfirms decades of experience, that laundered reusable shop towels are not only safe but are the most efficient, cost-effective and sustainable option.

Copies of the study are available by contacting Ken Koepper at mailto:kkoepper@TRSA.org.