Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Alabama


Posted on Saturday 23rd January 2021
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for COVID-19 in Alabama


Purge Virus is pleased to provide these indoor air quality (IAQ Services) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic and help increase safety and productivity for years to come beyond COVID-19 for businesses in Alabama. 

Allergens, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds are all around us from products we buy to furniture and interior finishes. With many workplace environments that have closed windows and central HVAC systems, we are vulnerable to “Sick Building Syndrome” (SBS). According to ASHRAE, the estimated productivity decrement caused by SBS symptoms has an annual cost of $60 billion. A 20-50% reduction in these symptoms, considered feasible and practical, would bring annual economic benefits of $10 billion to $30 billion.

Clean Indoor Air = Safety and Savings

ASHRAE Estimated potential productivity gains from improvements in indoor environments.

Reduced respiratory illness: 16 to 37 million avoided cases of common cold or influenza: $6 – $14 billion

Reduced allergies and asthma: 8% to 25% decrease in symptoms within 53 million allergy sufferers and 16 million asthmatics: $1 – $4 billion

Reduced sick building syndrome symptoms: 20% to 50% reduction in SBS health symptoms experienced frequently at work by approximately 15 million workers: $10 – $30 billion

Improved worker performance from changes in thermal environment and lighting (beyond SBS): $20 – $160 billion

IAQ Services offered by Purge Virus include IAQ Assessment, IAQ Site Visit, PTAC Units, Mini Split Systems, and Ceiling Cassettes. These services will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote Indoor Air Quality for businesses in Alabama. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Alabama: “This is war. This is the fight right now,” says Alabama COVID-19 nurse

Darin Smith has lived through well-known moments in modern history. He worked on the motor of the U.S. shuttle orbiter Challenger after it exploded in 1986 and served as a soldier at the Berlin Wall when it fell in 1989. Now a nurse at UAB, Smith is treating COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

‘I’ve watched the world change several times. I’m kind of getting tired of it,’ Smith said laughing. ‘I’m ready for a little boring.’

Smith, 55, has been a nurse for 30 years. After his military service, he planned to work in the defense industry in Huntsville. Instead, the Soviet Union disbanded, and defense jobs dried up. He decided to become a nurse.

‘It’s more intense,’ Smith said of treating COVID. ‘And we’re talking intensive care, so it’s intense to start with,’ he said.

As of Thursday, Alabama has seen 4,676 deaths and 31,651 hospitalizations. Record numbers are daily being added to the state’s tally of 338,801 COVID cases.

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