Preventing Covid-19 Transmission: The Importance Of Clean Air

To maximize indoor air quality, you can also choose to use portable air filters that can work as needed on demand, especially in high-traffic areas or dorms. Philips air purifiers are designed to provide best-in-class air purification performance for everyday environments of real users, end users, offices, retails and schools. They are designed for use in high-activity indoor locations, such as kitchens and living rooms at home, restaurants, classrooms, workplaces, shops, among others. For best performance, an air purifier should provide a high air purification rate. At Philips, we optimize our products to deliver a higher CADR to improve protection against small hazardous particles, allergens and aerosols containing viruses.

Most home air purifiers include HEPA filters, designed to trap all of these contaminants so you can breathe clean air. HEPA filters consist of multilayer meshes made of thin fiberglass wires, thinner than hair strands. Pollen, dust mites, and pet dander floating in the home environment are trapped in these meshes so you can enjoy clean air. Air purifiers with HEPA technology filters can remove 99.7 percent of the suspended solids circulating in your home environment. Removing these pollutants can lead to several immediate and long-term health benefits, such as improved sleep quality and longer life expectancy. Air purifiers can cool stale air, reducing the likelihood of health problems caused by indoor pollutants, which can cause respiratory infections, neurological problems or worsening symptoms in asthmatics.

Air pollution has become the world’s largest environmental health risk, linked to about 7 million deaths in 2012, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization. The new data further reveal a stronger link between indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular disease, such as stroke and ischemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. The role of air pollution in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, is well known.

Using air purifiers is one of the many steps you can take to reduce indoor air pollution. Allowing cross ventilation and cleaning your floors, carpets and upholstery are other steps to maintain a clean indoor environment. Offering advanced air purification and meeting all requirements, the Vent-Axia PureAir room is ideal for a wide range of environments, including hotels, offices, school applications or homes. Designed with an advanced 6-stage filtration system, NBC Air Filtration System the PureAir Room air purifier filters mold, dust, viruses, PM2.5, VOCs, pet allergens and odors with its highly efficient particulate air filter that removes 99.9% of particles. The Vent-Axia PureAir room works automatically and detects air quality and provides increased filtration when needed to protect health. The device can also be set manually and has a timer that can keep the device running for a certain number of hours before turning it off.

While air purifiers and certain types of cleaning methods have long been known to be effective, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the urgency to increase circulating air and maximize better cleaning methods. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people in different industries to rethink how we keep the air we breathe indoors clean. One of these methods is air cleaning in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. This article will show you how COVID-19 has revealed the importance of air purity in HVAC systems and HVAC induction air purifiers. Our Blueair air purifiers remove and kill 99% of the viruses and bacteria caught in the filter. HEPASilent technology captures 99.97% of particles up to 0.1 microns, such as viruses, bacteria and microplastics, while removing larger particles such as dust, pollen, smoke and pet dander.

Marshall scientist Jay Perry, who has worked with photocatalytic oxidation as chief engineer at the space station’s Center for Life Support Systems and Air Quality, emphasized that such combinations of technology are advisable. While air purifiers and indoor air quality have long been promoted for commercial use, facility managers should expect air quality concerns to persist even after the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus on improving air quality in commercial buildings should not be new to FM’s. It would be very beneficial for FM’s to consider strategic approaches to ensuring clean air in their facilities. That’s because indoor air pollutants are among the top five environmental risks to human health. According to the EPA, indoor levels of pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor pollutant levels.

Unlike ionizers, ozone generators are intended to produce significant amounts of ozone, a highly oxidizing gas that can oxidize many other chemicals. The only safe use of ozone generators is in unoccupied spaces, using commercial “shock treatment” ozone generators that produce more than 3,000 mg of ozone per hour. However, it is not healthy to inhale ozone gas and one should be extremely careful when purchasing an ambient air purifier that also produces ozone. Instead of precipitating particles in a plate, they are primarily intended to destroy volatile organic compounds, bacteria and viruses through chemical reactions with generated ions. Although promising under laboratory conditions, their usefulness and safety have not been established in air purification. High-efficiency particle stop filters remove at least 99.97% of 0.3 micrometer particles and are typically most effective at removing larger and smaller particles.