“Air purifiers effectively neutralise harmful germs, bacteria, viruses, mould and other contaminants in an internal environment”
In what everyone is calling unprecedented times, the vast majority of us are unsure of the best course of action when it comes to returning to our place of work.
Is it time to venture back into the office? If so, should it be part time, full time or with staggered comings and goings? What about proximity to others now?
Can the Covid-19 virus be airborne?
On 5th July, hundreds of scientists from 32 different countries wrote an open letter to the World Health Organisation, imploring them to revise recommendations as recent research indicates the Covid-19 may be airborne.
As reported here by Reuters1 in July, Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, the World Health Organisation’s technical lead of infection prevention and control, is quoted as saying: “Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible...” in regards to Covid-19.
How can this potential threat be minimised?
While official conclusions have not yet been drawn, Dr Steven Novella, an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine, sheds some light on the subject for the not-so-scientific among us here on his website Sciencebasedmedicine.org2.
Speaking in regards to air purification systems, Dr Novella says: “Can a good high-efficiency-air-particulate filter in an air purification system filter out viral particles and remove them from the air? The answer is clearly yes.”
What a reseller can recommend
In light of this prospect, and with corporations being more focussed than ever on maintaining the health and safety of their employees, the opportunity now presents itself for resellers to recommend leasing air purification systems and advanced air conditioning systems to clients.
How do air purifiers work?
Best described as a sophisticated circulation fan system, air purifiers effectively neutralise many harmful germs, bacteria, viruses, mould and other contaminants in an internal environment.
Many can emit cleaning agents, which are dispersed via the fan airflow and circulated throughout a space, creating an even further level of hygiene.
These units not only potentially minimise the spread of more serious viruses, a plethora of health benefits can be acquired from air purification.
An efficient system can remove the triggers that cause asthma attacks, reduce carbon dioxide levels, extract airborne asbestos particles, promote healthier sleep, alleviate mood swings and more.
With employers under pressure to provide the safest environment possible for returning workers in these challenging times, the opportunity presents itself for a reseller to offer a breath of fresh air.
1/Rama Venkat and Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters, 07/2020
2/Dr Steven Novella, Sciencebasedmedicine.org, 06/2020