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Cleanliness is one of the critical points for parents searching for the perfect daycare. A combination of surface cleaning and handwashing are standard protocol for any daycare center. Yet, the added benefit of cleaning the air is usually overlooked

Why Clean Air Matters for Daycare

Children are more susceptible to the effects of contaminated air because they breathe in more oxygen relative to their body weight than adults. This sensitivity makes younger children more likely to get a respiratory illness from germs, allergens and other airborne pollutants.

In a shared space like daycare centers, especially during cold and flu season, airborne cold and flu germs pass from child to child more quickly. Flu viruses can survive in the air for several hours and one sneeze from a child can spray 3000 infectious droplets into a play area.

Offering Enhanced Germ Protection

Along with maintaining robust policies of surface sanitation and personal hygiene for staff, a day care manager that wants to stand apart as a champion of clean environment learning will also adopt commercial air purifier solutions.

AeraMax air purifiers feature a four-stage filtration system designed for facilities like daycare centers. Using this hospital-grade air purification system featuring HEPA filters, AeraMax removes up to 99.97% of airborne allergies, viruses and germs. AeraMax is also H1N1 certified. This plus means daycare owners can provide a “above and beyond” service to parents by offering a clean air childcare center that reduces the risk of illness during cold and flu season.

AeraMax air purifiers also remove airborne dust and mold particles that may cause reactions in children with asthma or allergies.  Twenty percent of children may experience some immune-based reaction to airborne allergens such as pollen or dust.2  Parents with children suffering from these ailments will appreciate the added value of an AeraMax protected daycare.

Odor-Free Facility Appeal

While sanitation is always a top priority, most daycare center still struggle with odors, especially those that care for newborns and toddlers. AeraMax air purifiers use carbon filters to remove odors, which can completely change the atmosphere in diaper changing areas. When parents are comparing day care centers, they will definitely notice the AeraMax difference in the air.

Day Care Centers Using the AeraMax Solution

The Tiny Sprouts Early Childhood Center in Rutherford, New Jersey offers a diverse range of childcare from infants and toddlers to PreK4. With four classrooms providing care for up to 50-60 children a day, odors from diapers and the prevalence of airborne germs during cold and flu season was a concern to owner and director Emily Sousa.

Tiny Sprouts installed 5 AeraMax Professional Air Purifiers with PureView Technology and began to notice the difference in air quality. Emily Sousa indicates that parents had come from other schools and actually switched their kids to Tiny Sprouts specifically because they have the AeraMax Professional machines purifying the air. “Parents were really excited to see we installed AeraMax Professional machines in our facility. We were able to solve on-going problems with odors and germs.“ Tiny Sprouts is just one of many daycare centers adding air care as a facility benefit: See the YMCA Daycare Video.

Taking the Next Steps for Improving Daycare Air Quality

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  1. MIT News:In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think
  2. Healthland Time.Location, Location: Being Born in the U.S. Puts Kids at Higher Risk of Allergies

In a paper published at the Global Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Tourism, researchers found a direct correlation between work environments and job satisfaction among employees like dental technicians.

 

The Result

Using a survey, researchers tapped the feelings of workers in education, banking and telecommunications and found that satisfaction was tied directly to the quality of the work environment. Researchers focused on two areas: Work and Context. Work was defined as the intrinsic aspects of the job—things like training, skillsets and production of work. Context, on the other hand, focused on the overall environment and things like the work setting, the enclosed spaces and the office set-up.

The study acknowledged that all too often employers focus the majority of their attention on the Work and not enough on the Context—the work environment. So, the researchers theorized, employers would experience better overall employee job satisfaction if the company paid closer attention to the work environment in totality. Increased employee satisfaction is tied directly to better work environments.

 

This affects Dental Technicians

It stands to reason that the survey results would be the same—if not greater—in dental labs. That’s because dental labs, with all the dental technicians grinding, chipping and contouring of molds and appliances, are very dusty, unhealthy environments. And, while dental lab owners may consider training opportunities and other work-related incentives as a way to boost dental technician satisfaction, they should consider the Context aspects of the workplace, as evidenced by the survey’s findings. To that end, dental lab owners and managers need to review the work environment, ensuring there are ample opportunities to boost satisfaction and morale.

Studies show that dental technicians would be happier with their jobs if employers were paying more attention to indoor air quality.

The Solution

One way to do that is addressing the dusty environment. HVAC systems do a fine job of moving the air throughout a facility. But they don’t really work to improve the air. Heavy HEPA filters designed to replace regular HVAC system filters aren’t the answer, as they are thick and decrease airflow, creating a strain on the system.

Also, suction systems used in conjunction with grinding equipment used by dental technicians aren’t the answer either. They only affect the immediate grinding area and are often taxed to their limits during the normal workday and workload.

One sure way to improve the work environment and help boost employee satisfaction is installing AeraMax Professional air purifiers. They’re dedicated to one task: Dramatically improving indoor air quality by “scrubbing” the air.

These commercial-grade air purification systems effectively and efficiently remove up to 99.97 percent of airborne contaminants. They remove viruses, odors, volatile organic compounds, dust and bacteria from lab settings using hospital-like True HEPA filtration. The four-stage filtration system of AeraMax Professional systems automatically senses when air needs to be cleaned, working behind the scenes to refresh air and improve the overall health of occupants.