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Removing the fear of going to the doctor’s office

For many people, a trip to the local doctor’s office—for whatever reason, big or small—is fraught with fear. There’s even a term for it: White Coat Syndrome. Seems that sufferers of White Coat Syndrome show signs of an elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure and rapid breathing when in a physician’s office, often skewing the results of standard diagnostic tests. They even get so worked up they may forget salient details as to why they came to see a doctor in the first place, requiring them to write down all questions and concerns.

Now with the spread of COVID-19, sufferers of White Coat Syndrome—and everyone else—have more concerns about entering a doctor’s office. That’s because the novel coronavirus is transmitted via aerosolized droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. And it’s logical that infected people would seek out treatment in doctor’s offices, where they would come in contact with other people susceptible to the contagion.

According to the New York Times, people are avoiding hospitals and doctor’s offices, cancelling regularly scheduled appointments and limiting their trips to the doctor’s for minor illness and injuries. And, according to the Boston Globe, emergency rooms across the country have seen a 40 percent drop in cases. People just aren’t going to seek physicians.

Removing the fear of going to the doctor’s office

It’s not for lack of trying from major health institutions though. The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, the Cleveland Clinic and others have issued statements and public service announcements regarding doctor visits during the pandemic, outlining ways for people to be safer. These include wearing masks, using hand sanitizers and social distancing when in waiting rooms.

Another way to ensure the safety of patients and staff: installing free-standing air purification systems, like Aeramax Professional air purifiers. These commercial-grade purifiers use a four-stage True HEPA filtration system to remove up to 99.97 percent of airborne contaminants, like viruses, the flu, bacteria and germs from enclosed spaces.  Since they are portable, they don’t add additional burden to existing HVAC systems, like bulky in-system HEPA filters do, and can be located in spots here people congregate, like waiting rooms.

Removing the fear of going to the doctor’s office

In fact, scientists have taken up the call for the use of air purifiers. In the September issue of the journal Environment International, researchers outlined the positive effects of using air purifiers to combat the transmission of COVID-19 in indoor air:

“While uncertainties remain regarding the relative contributions of the different transmission pathways, we argue that existing evidence is sufficiently strong to warrant engineering controls targeting airborne transmission as part of an overall strategy to limit infection risk indoors. Appropriate building engineering controls include sufficient and effective ventilation… enhanced by particle filtration and air disinfection, avoiding air recirculation and avoiding overcrowding. Often, such measures can be easily implemented and without much cost…”

So, while air purifiers can’t eliminate a fear of white coats, they can alleviate concerns for virus and bacteria transmission, making it safer to go back to a doctor’s office again.



It looks like we’re closing out 2016 with a bang—AeraMax® Professional was again recognized for its superiority, this time during the HX: The Hotel Experience Rooms to Restaurants show on November 13, 2016.

Our new AeraMax Pro II won the 2016 Editor’s Choice Awards in the Best New Product—Technology category during the trade show and conference. Judged by editors of leading hospitality magazines, the Editor’s Choice Awards single out notable products and achievements, and awarded the AeraMax Pro II for its innovations in air purification.

The AeraMax Pro II was introduced this year as a complement to the other commercial-grade air purifiers in the Professional line. As the smallest of the offerings, it is ideal for spaces up to 300 square feet and employs the same type of filtration as our larger units. So, the unit is perfect for smaller restrooms and waiting areas, as well as offices and exam rooms.

To learn more about the AeraMax Pro II and its benefits, read on.

Hotele dla alergików z oczyszczaniem powietrza

Air purification might seem like a luxury at first glance, but hotels around the world are making it part of their comprehensive strategies to ensure their facilities are asthma- and allergy-free. In fact, Delos, creators of Wellness Real Estate™, considers clean air to be an essential aspect of a healthy hotel environment.

The company should know, considering last year Delos announced a partnership with the Mayo Clinic at Transform 2015. Together, the two companies are collaborating on the WELL Living Lab, a facility dedicated to improving occupant health and well-being. The lab will be able to simulate homes, offices, hotels, schools and other buildings.

Asthma- and allergy-free hospitality

Hotels are often hubs for dust mites, allergens and other contaminants because rooms see such a wide array of occupants and are cleaned daily to accommodate the change in guests. For allergy and asthma sufferers, these factors can ruin a vacation or business trip, triggering attacks or causing symptoms such as a sore throat and sinus infection. Not only can the constant presence of cleaning agents trigger attacks, but also guests have less control over contaminants, such as pet dander, entering the room.

Major hotel chains are responding to the demand for asthma- and allergy-friendly accommodations, including Hyatt, Hilton, Marriot, Shelton and Fairmont, according to Consumer Reports. Air purification is an integral part of becoming asthma- and allergy-free, because improving indoor air quality greatly reduces triggers. Hypoallergenic rooms also require increased green cleaning efforts to remove mold and other triggers, as well special linens that deter dust mites.

Improving occupant satisfaction

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to adopt more sustainable practices.  With allergies and asthma on the rise, more hypoallergenic accommodations are sure to be needed in the future, whether in hotel rooms or other common areas.

By controlling sources of allergens, supplying allergy-friendly products and utilizing targeted air purification, hotels can develop healthier and cleaner environments for guests and meet the increasing expectations of hospitality facilities.

Facility managers in the hospitality industry often face the tremendous challenge of keeping restrooms looking and smelling clean despite a high volume of traffic. Many of these facilities see hundreds of patrons each day, and remain open for long hours, leaving little time downtime for clean-up.

Hospitality: A battle of the five senses

Whether entering a restaurant, amusement park or hotel, guests expect an all-encompassing pleasant experience. The moment a customer walks into a space that has a malodorous smell, you can see the look change on his or her face. The restrooms, of course, are one of the most common areas for odor problems. In fact, 64 percent of Americans say they’ll think twice or never frequent a business again if they have an unpleasant restroom experience, according to the Bradley Corporation.

However, good hospitality goes beyond creating an excellent sensory experience. Eliminating odors is imperative, but removing other contaminants from the air makes facilities cleaner and more comfortable. By improving indoor air quality, facility managers create environments that ensure guests feel their health and well-being are being prioritized. Using top air purifiers, facility managers create a better experience for guests overall.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema dealt with both odor and air quality issues, especially as they worked to make their bathrooms more sustainable. After dealing with constant odor complaints, facility manager Daniel Osborne decided enough was enough and installed AeraMax Professional units in his facilities.

The result – a huge drop in customer complaints, and the assurance that Osborne didn’t have to decide between going green and providing a satisfactory environment for guests.

For hospitality facility managers, the AeraMax Professional provides a durable, easy-to-install solution for indoor air quality issues without having to compromise guest experience.