Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Montana


Posted on Tuesday 12th January 2021
Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Montana


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 Montana. 

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 Montana:

There were 410 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Montana on Monday, and the statewide death toll reached 974, according to data compiled by MTN News during a 24-hour period.

Yellowstone County reported three additional deaths on Mondaybringing the the total number of deaths in the county due to COVID-19 to 160.

Six additional deaths were reported in Silver Bow County, and Sanders, Jefferson and Dawson counties each reported one additional death.

The number of active cases in the state is currently 5,638, according to MTN News, and there has been a cumulative total of 80,471 cases of the virus in Montana. Of the total cases, 73,860 have recovered.

There are currently 213 people hospitalized for treatment of the virus, and the cumulative number of hospitalizations is 3,464.

The number of tests performed in the state has reached 782,018, an increase of 1,899 during the previous 24-hour reporting period.

The numbers reported by MTN reflect the latest data from the Montana COVID website, along with supplemental data received from county health departments.

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