Alert Technology launches virus-killing air cleaner
26 November 2020
AN AIR purifying unit that cleanses indoor air of 99.995% of pollutants passing through its HEPA-14 filter, uses medically proven UVC technology to kill bacteria and viruses including COVID-19, according to Alert Technology.
According to The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the transmission of COVID-19 commonly occurs in enclosed indoor spaces. Alert Technology says that with studies showing that even a small increase in long-term exposure to pollutants such as fine dust can increase the COVID-19 mortality rates by up to 8%, it has never been more important to make sure that indoor air is clean and safe.
Alert PureAir R150 air purifying unit
The airflow through many air cleaners is limited, so the floor area they can service is usually quite small, and to be effective air cleaners must have the capacity to complete at least two air changes per hour. With the coronavirus being suspended in the air for several hours, Alert Technology says the Alert PureAir R150 can help reduce the risk of transmission due to its capability to clean the air of a room of 150m3 up to seven times per hour, providing clean, safe, virus-free air.
Indoor air quality can be up to three times worse than outside thanks to our highly insulated and energy efficient buildings - a very concerning statistic considering Brits spend 90% of our time indoors. With air pollution contributing to lung cancer, asthma, allergies, cognitive impairment and mental health issues, the cost to the UK economy of sickness absence is staggering, and reports show that more active management of sick leave could save the UK economy £56 billion each year. At a time of increased economic strain created by COVID-19, taking preventative measures now is key to both keeping staff and visitors safe, and to protecting your finances.
Alan Archer, CEO of Alert Technology, says: “As the UK reaches 50,000 COVID-19 attributed deaths and 790,000 cases, and approaches the winter flu season, for businesses trying to safely encourage the return of their employees and customers it has never been more important to provide a clean and safe environment to live, work, and breathe.
“Recent evidence that the coronavirus can remain suspended in the air for some hours, means we have to fundamentally change our tactics for reducing transmission rates in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings.”
Air purification is already widely adopted within the healthcare sector. The wider implementation of air filtration and purification across all sectors will help reduce risk, demonstrating that the duty of care to provide a safe environment for people to live and work in a post lockdown world is being fulfilled.