The Rapid Global Spread of Covid-19

The Rapid Global Spread Of Covid-19 has increased our urgency to protect ourselves and each other. Healthy and safe facilities matter now, more than ever.

The Airborne Threat is Real

Global healthcare experts and virologists agree: airborne, aerosol transmission of viruses poses a significant threat.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that COVID-19 can travel up to 4 metres feet in the air [1]

The New England Journal of Medicine reported the virus can remain suspended in air for up to 3 hours [2]

Research in The Netherlands found the typical 2 metre social distancing measurement between people to be ineffective… and recommended spacing of up to 20 metres [3]

How People are Infected

Study after study proves there are two transmission routes

A person can become infected through direct contact with a person or object carrying the virus.

By air, with two transmission methods:

Airborne transmission via large droplets
(> 10 microns) when people cough or sneeze (1-2m risk)

Airborne transmission through small particles

(<5 microns) also generated by coughing/sneezing/talking

A Complete Hygiene Solution

A proactive approach must consist of three essential components for protection against virus transmission in shared environments.



Washing Your Hands



Sanitising Surfaces



Cleaning The Air

We Need to Clean the Air

ASHRAE, the world’s largest association dedicated to the subject of ventilation and air quality (HVAC), published a statement regarding transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the operation of HVAC systems during  the COVID-19 pandemic which opened with:
“Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely that airborne exposure to the virus should be controlled.”

It Doesn't Stop at Viruses

The average person inhales around 11,000 litres of indoor air every day, with most people spending 90% of their time indoors and nine hours per day in shared environments—spaces that are up to five times more polluted than outdoors.





Viruses / Bacteria



Allergens



VOCs



Odours

Indoor Air Matters

We spend 90% of our time indoors and nine hours every day sharing spaces with others.

While we don’t usually give much thought to indoor air quality, we should. The air we breathe indoors is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.

Public spaces, like offices, health care facilities and schools are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, dust and allergens, and harsh chemicals and odors.

While we all recognise the need to wash our hands and clean common surfaces like doors, tabletops, bathrooms, etc., it’s not enough. We need to clean the air. Why?

Americans get 1 billion colds and 60 million flu cases each year.

Colds and Flu affect 15 MILLION people a year in the UK.

Respiratory illness—colds, flu, allergies and asthma—is the #1 reason for doctor visits each year.

Respiratory illness – colds, flu, allergies and asthma – is the main reason for doctor visits each year.

Flu can spread to others up to 6’ away

Flu can spread to other up to 2m away — mainly by droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking, and can live in the air for several hours.

We spend 90% of our time indoors.

What's in the air?

Unpleasant odors

Odours

The presence of odours can reflect negatively on your facility.

Odours from bathrooms, lunch rooms, stale air and more are primary complaint drivers for building managers.

Microorganisms

GERMS

Experts agree that the flu virus is mainly spread through airborne droplets.

These droplets are made when people cough, sneeze or talk. Viral transmissions, which can already travel up to 50m on their own, can be accelerated or spread by a building’s HVAC system, potentially causing the spread of infection.

Allergens

ALLERGENS

It is estimated that up to 40% of Europeans suffer from allergic rhinitis.

Allergic reactions can be triggered by irritants such as:

  • Seasonal pollen/ragweed
  • Airborne Mould
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites

These irritants also result in respiratory issues for those with asthma, which impacts 1 out of every 11 children.

Other Irritants

OTHER IRRITANTS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are potentially harmful chemicals emitted from everyday products.

Paints, cleaning supplies, office equipment and more can contain VOCs and trigger headaches, asthma and allergy attacks. Other airborne contaminants include:

  • Mould spores
  • Pet odours and dander
  • Cigarette smoke
  • PM 2.5 (fine outdoor air pollution)
  • Bacteria

Bad air impacts the bottom line.

Absence through sickness costs UK employers £32 billion in lost productivity each year, which equates to around 130 million workdays lost each year.

In the UK it is estimated that Sick Building Syndrome is responsible for 24.6 million lost working days each year.

Le assenze per malattia degli impiegati costano ai datori di lavoro una media di 2.650 dollari al giorno nel corso dell’anno.

The average annual absenteeism cost per employee is £975.

Why purify the air?

Here are the benefits of cleaner air.

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BREATHE EASIER

99.97% of harmful germs, allergens and particulates are removed safely and easily.

Increased Productivity
INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Improved indoor air quality improves mental tasks, like concentration and recall, and can reduce absenteeism due to illness.

Increase Loyalty
INCREASE LOYALTY

Clean air—free from contaminants and harsh odours—shows care and concern for the well-being of your facility’s occupants and customers.

Why Clean the Air- Air Purifier

AeraMax® Professional

Our commercial-grade air purifiers are the only solution proven in independent tests to capture the airborne flu virus.

  • Removes 99.9% of allergens and viruses using True HEPA filter
  • Significantly reduces odors and VOCs
  • Features patented, auto-detecting EnviroSmart™ Technology
  • Works in spaces up to 130m²
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