Laboratory air cleaning is a top priority for many laboratories, as the widespread use of formalin and xylene in pathology and histology laboratories can cause elevated contamination levels and therefore long term exposure of staff and work processes to elevated formalin and xylene levels.
School air filtration is essential, as school children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution. Their breathing rates are higher in relation to their body weight, and their lung development has been shown to be directly affected by exposure to air contamination.
Airborne transmission is a known route of infection for diseases such as tuberculosis and aspergillosis and is linked to outbreaks of MRSA. Hospital air filtration is an essential solution. Providing clean air to sensitive areas through existing ventilation systems can be challenging, but Commercial Air Filtration provides a solution; high-performance mobile hospital air filtration systems.
Since the emergence of Covid-19 and global efforts to minimise the spread of infection throughout populations, there has been a renewed focus on determining what measures can be adopted to mitigate the risk of airborne transmission of respiratory viruses, including Covid-19, in a range of close proximity indoor settings.
In light of the growing crisis, hospitals in Wuhan are using IQAir air filtration systems to help prevent and contain the spread of the deadly virus. This follows their successful efforts in 2003 where over 150 hospitals in Hong Kong were fitted with IQAir units to prevent the spread of the SARS coronavirus.
Here we explore the benefits of adopting air filtration and purification systems in school classrooms, alongside currently recommended measures such as social distancing, hand washing and face mask use. These provide protection against Covid-19 and improve indoor air quality more broadly.