Utilizing Air Purification to Address Cleaner, Safer & Healthier Environments”
Commercial buildings, especially health care facilities, have long recognized the importance of surface cleaning to reduce the possibility of nosocomial infections or HAIs (Hospital Acquired Illnesses). Great measures are taken to ensure regular cleaning, increased handwashing, and—when necessary—isolation areas are established to reduce the possibility of cross contamination. But who is thinking about the air?
Look up and examine the supply register above your head. Well, maybe you’d rather not. Do you see dirt? Mold? Other contaminants? Where do you suppose that stuff is landing, and should it be addressed before it ever gets to the surfaces? If you consider what is settling on your surfaces, you would realize that most, if not all, of it comes from the air. That’s where it starts. Pollen, mold spores, dead skin cells, dander, and dust mite feces, among other particles, are all traveling along on the air currents in our indoor environments. They get swept up by our air conditioning system and distributed throughout the facility, unencumbered, setting up the potential outcome of systemic contamination. Through the natural processes of ionization and ultraviolet radiation—produced by electronic equipment, sunlight, and air movement—the particulate lands on a surface and comprises the dust we are constantly wiping up.
In this session, Mr. Hoffman, acclaimed IAQ expert, will present the seven components of indoor air quality, which components make up all the problems we deal with in our indoor air quality. And by addressing those wholistically, dealing with the things you can’t see will reduce the amount of dust you do see and create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for the occupants.