Healthcare sector

AIR PURIFIERS FOR HEALTHCARE

Regardless of a health focus, Hospital is a place where you go for treatment of a disease but it’s also a place where you can get infected by many air borne diseases. Hospital is a place which is  already filled with people with  poorer immune systems, and  they’re already unhealthy. Every patient carries viral, fungal or bacterial infection or suffers with several contagious diseases which can adversely affect the health of the doctor, other patients and staff working there. And the polluted air quality will only make them feel worse. Also, in hospital People are frequently coming and going.  They might also get infected by the poorer Quality air and catch the infection.

Air Concept’s air purifier filtration system , patients will feel in good health with fast recovery. Upon the fast recovery and discharge they appreciate that you are doing everything to provide clean, fresh air while removing indoor contaminants. And our commercial air purifiers provide dual filtration.  the filters that are must are Activated Carbon Filter, HEPA filter,  with no ozone releasing . A HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter does the job of completely So, it is safe for you and the patients.

Application

Doctor’s Clinic, Hospital, Dentist Clinic, Urgent Care Unit – ICU, Animal / Pet Care Hospital, General Waiting Area, Operation Theater, New Born Care Center and Maternity Ward

Common Space

Sources – Biological Contaminants

Effects – Allergic reactions, sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy and fever

Cleaning Products

What it contains – majorly contents alcohol, chlorine, ammonia and petrol based solvents, VOCs,

Sources – Aerosol sprays, rug and upholstery cleaners, chlorine bleach, oven cleaners and floor polishes.

effects – chemicals can cause irritation in the eyes or the throat and cause headaches. Dangerous chemicals and they contribute to allergies, asthma other respiratory diseases.

Air Conditioners

What it carries  hazardous VOCs. microscopic particles , indoor dust that contaminates

Effects  – risk of suffering from bacterial infections and respiratory diseases

Overloaded Office People

What it carries- higher – Carbon Dioxide, Dust, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)

Effects – dizziness, nausea, headache, loss of coordination and nausea

Pantry Area

What it carries – Food remaining smell

Effects – dizziness, nausea, headache, loss of coordination and nausea

Do you know what causes indoor air pollution at your home?

ContaminationSourcesHealth Hazard
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Perfumes, Hairsprays, Furniture Polish
  • Cleaning Solvents Hobby And Craft Supplies
  • Pesticides Carpet Dyes And Fibers
  • Glues, Adhesives, Sealants, Paints, Stains, Varnishes, Strippers Wood Preservatives, Dry Cleaned Clothes, Moth Repellents, Air Fresheners
  • Stored Fuels, And Automotive Products Contaminated Water Plastic
  • Eye, Nose, and Throat Irritation
  • Headaches, loss of coordination and nausea
  • Exposure to some organics can cause cancer
  • Damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system are severe symptoms.
Formaldehyde
  • Particleboard, Interior-Grade Plywood, Cabinetry, Furniture, Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation, Carpet, Fabrics
  • Irritation of the nose, eye and throat
  • Coughing, skin rashes and headaches
  • Dizziness, nausea, vomiting and nosebleeds
  • Cause cancer
Pesticides
  • Insecticides, (including termiticides)
  • Rodenticides, Fungicides, disinfectants
  • Herbicides (from outdoor use)
  • Abdominal pain, dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting
  • Skin and eye problems are acute effects
  • Cancer
Lead
  • Lead-based paint,
  • Exterior dust and soil
  • At low concentrations, it adversely affects the brain, central nervous systems, blood cells and kidneys.
  • At high concentrations, it can cause convulsions and even death
  • Abdominal Pain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney dysfunction
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Improperly Operating Gas Or Oil Furnace/Hot Water Heater, Fireplace, Wood Stove, Unvented Gas Heater/Kerosene Heater
  • Headache, dizziness, vomiting, and nausea
  • Difficulty in breathing, sweating, tiredness, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, coma, asphyxia, and convulsions
  • Nitrogen Dioxide causes wheezing, coughing, colds, flu and bronchitis
Sulfur Dioxide
  • Combustion of sulfur-containing fuels (primarily kerosene heaters)
  • SO2 is very toxic. Mild exposure can cause severe irritation of the nose and throat while high exposure can cause pulmonary edema
RSP (Repairable Particulates)
  • Fireplace, Wood Stove unvented gas heater, Tobacco products, unvented kerosene heater
  • Exposure to RSP at high level can cause respiratory problems
PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
  • Fireplace, wood stove, unvented kerosene heater, tobacco products
  • Eye irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and confusion
  • Cataracts, kidney and liver damage, and jaundice
  • Congestion heart failure
  • Blood clots in lungs
ETS (Environmental Tobacco Smoke)
  • Tobacco products, Smoke exhaled by smokers
  • Respiratory irritation like cough, excess phlegm and wheezing
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Lung cancer
Biological Contaminants
  • Plants, animals, birds, humans, pillows, bedding, house dust, wet or damp materials
  • Standing water humidifiers, evaporative coolers, Hot water tank
  • Allergic reactions, sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy and fever
Asbestos
  • Pipe and furnace insulation, Decorative sprays, Shingles and siding Ceiling and floor tiles & many others
  • No immediate adverse health effect
  • Long-term risk of chest and abdominal cancers and lung diseases
  • Lung cancer, stomach cancer and heart failure occur in people with prolonged exposure to asbestos
Radon
  • Soil and rock Some building materials, Water
  • Carcinogenic
  • Lung Cancer
  • Direct Trauma To Nose
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Rhinitis

How to ward off indoor air pollution in healthcare infrastructures?

Air Purifiers contain various filters that almost negate the indoor pollutants and return the air quality to safer levels. While there are many air purification filters that are used in air purifiers, there are only some that are very relevant to air purification at home. While it’s good to have several filters, the filters that are must are Pre Filter , Activated Carbon Filter, HEPA filter.

A HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter does the job of completely removing smoke and harmful gases from the air and reduce indoor air pollution.

Pre-filter: There are lot of contaminants like particles of dust, pet dander and other allergens. They are captured by Pre-Filter. This helps in increasing the longevity of HEPA filters. Pre-filter removes the bigger particles and protects the HEPA filter from clogging. The main function of pre-filter is to reduce expenses that can result from clogging of HEPA filter.

Activated Carbon Filter: The treatment of carbon with oxygen opens up multiple tiny pores on the surface of the carbon. The pores are so much in number that one pound of activated carbon provides 60-150 acres of surface area. It works on the concept of adsorption. The gas elements bond with the surface of solid. Activated carbon is the solid material that adsorbs air pollutants that are 60% of its weight. Once they are adsorbed by filters, the purified air leaves from the other side.

HEPA: HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. They are used in combination with activated carbon filter and impart high efficiency of air filter. It removes wide range of airborne pollutants and also removes dust mites, pollen, mold and pet dander which are responsible for triggering problems like asthma. HEPA filter removes 99.9% of airborne contaminants which are of the size 0.01 microns. It is the most efficient for people suffering from allergies and asthma.

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