The return of office workers presents new challenges for companies seeking to protect staff and visitors from the risks posed by SARS-CoV-2, its variants, and other microbiological hazards. “It’s not as easy as increasing ventilation or installing new ventilation,” says indoor air quality expert Keith Esdon. “Because the virus is spread by infected, perhaps asymptomatic people, it is necessary to remove infectious particles from the exhaled breath when people meet. Therefore, Meeting is a low-cost, high-spec air filtration device. -Developed Air ™, which sits in the middle of the conference room table, draws air from conference participants and removes potentially dangerous particles. “
Coronavirus and other levitating pathogens spread when people inhale infectious particles or touch the infected surface and then the face. Contact infections can be reduced by frequent hand washing, wiping the surface, and clouding with a disinfectant. Infections in the air can be reduced by ventilation, but even with these measures in place, infected individuals can quickly pollute the air in conference rooms.
After a Covid pandemic, office staff with symptoms like colds and flu are more likely to leave work, so the main risk is with asymptomatic people. Instead of coughing larger particles, these infected individuals can unknowingly exhale small viral aerosols. Studies of cough aerosols have shown significant similarities in aerosol size distribution, with small particle (<5 μm) pathogens predominantly inhaled with less sedimentation.
The base of the Meeting-Air has a 360-degree air intake that draws in 2.8m of air.2 A medical grade (H14) pleated HEPA filter that removes all particles larger than 0.3 µm. There are three speed settings – two low speeds are designed to minimize interference during meetings, and a third “boost” speed (up to 250m).3/ Hour) can be used to remove excess aerosol before and after the meeting.
In summary, Keith said: “Covid’s pandemic highlights the need to include microbiological risks in health and safety policies. New disinfection procedures such as hand washing, decontamination routines, ventilation and social distance all play an important role. Meeting -Unless technology such as Air ™ is deployed, meeting rooms and offices are an ideal opportunity for disease transmission.
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