The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has introduced a previously known corona viral strain raising health concerns worldwide. This virus strain, while new, is related to existing corona viral strains like SARS and MERS. There are 7 known coronaviruses that can and do infect humans. Four of the strains are tied to the common cold and were first identified in the 1930s. Three of the strains can be more challenging and include COVID-19, SARS, and MERS. This new strain (COVID-19) is thought to have been transmitted via market meat in Wuhan, China from animal to human.
Transmission and Migration of COVID-19
These viruses typically follow known patterns for transmission and migration. They include direct contact, fluid transmission, surface contact, and airborne nuclei. Airborne nuclei transmission can occur when an infected person expels droplets via their respiratory system by way of a cough, sneeze or close breathing proximity. This process is similar to the way the other known pathogens are spread, like influenza. These droplets are thought to be one of the primary methods of transmission. They can easily travel and make contact or be inhaled leading to infection. Scientific research suggests that these viruses are robust enough to survive for a period of time outside a host organism. They also vary in size so some of the smallest nuclei can stay easily airborne. This means that indoor air handling systems, home heating & cooling systems or any air moving process may have the ability to expedite travel and transmission. This follows the existing knowledge and experience with microbial migration.
Respicaire’s Capture & Contain technology in high-efficiency air cleaners help add another level of support in controlling the migration and reduction of airborne contaminants. As new viral & bacterial strains manifest, effective air cleansing & purification products offer enhanced value for all.
U.V. Air Purifier
With the current epidemic, there are concerns about our families’ safety. Fortunately, there are a couple of products that can protect the indoor environment of your home.
The first product has been around since the 19th century, we call it Ultraviolet (U.V.). It is used in various industries for destroying bacteria, mold, and viruses. The HVAC industry has been using U.V. for over 20 years.
The latest and clinically proven product utilizes what is called Active Particle Control. It causes all airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria, to be returned to the filtration equipment via the airstream. Once captured, these pathogens are neutralized with a high intensity energy field.
An article in the American Journal of Infection Control concluded that “Particle control technology may protect patients from hospital acquired infections and mitigate exposure to biological weapons.” These findings were based on using this product in the operating rooms of 2 individuals and a study from the University of Colorado Environmental Microbiology Laboratory. The lab tests showed a 99%+ kill rate of an anthrax bacteria in just a 3-hour timeframe. COVID-19 is much easier to capturea nd destroy than anthrax based on these tests.
In these times of uncertainty, U.V. and Particle control can at least provide peace of mind for your indoor air quality.
If you are seeking a solution to the problem of airborne microbials, particulates & VOC’s we offer a wide variety of product solutions to suit your needs.
Contact us to learn more about Respicaire Healthy Indoor Air Solutions. Indoor Air Quality products make a great investment value for our indoor living environments.
To help ease any concerns, the technician that is assigned to service your home will be wearing a mask and gloves. Payment will be collected, but they will not engage in any physical contact.