Air Quality and Covid-19 Disinfection: What We Can Learn from President Trump's Diagnosis


Posted on Thursday 8th October 2020
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Given the news that President Trump and First Lady Melania have contracted the Covid-19 virus, the GREENandSAVE staff sees a need in both the Public and Private sector for indoor clean air. There are 3.4 billion Sq. Ft of municipal real estate in the United States, if security protocols at the White House can’t contain the virus’s spread it is a wakeup call that Air Disinfection Solutions are needed by both the Government and Private Real Estate owners to combat the virus’s ability to spread indoors.

Purge Virus offers cost-effective Air Disinfection Solutions for all types of facilities and consumer needs. The most effective air disinfection methods are Bipolar Ionization and Ultraviolet (UV) light. Depending on the size and type of facility, Purge Virus will recommend installing their products in the Air Handling Units (AHU) or In Room.  Purge Virus also offers Portable Devices which are ideal for smaller areas and residential units and PPE equipment. Purge Virus also offers $0 upfront cost options and turn-key projects that include rebate administration for the growing number of incentives launched following the Covid-19 outbreak.

With clean air being a necessary component of the “new normal”, it is wise to act now so that businesses, facilities, and government properties can safely operate during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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For more information on Covid-19 air disinfection and up to date news, see:

"Coronavirus information keeps evolving, but the fear to contract it continues to be unchartered territory for many people. Several reports and studies in the early months of the pandemic showed that COVID-19 could live on plastic and steel surfaces for up to three days. This caused many people to disinfect everything and many cleaning supplies were sold out across the country. Since then research evidence has shown that human-to-human transmission is the primary source of infection. According to a microbiologist and environment engineer, in addition to cleaning, facility managers need to pay more attention to improving the quality of air in public buildings including schools and workplaces, PBS News Hour reports.

Emmanuel Goldman, a microbiologist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, published an article in the July issue of The Lancet arguing that early studies exaggerated the amount of virus that could actually be found on surfaces in the real world. He said a complete plan of attack against the coronavirus should include not only cleaning, but also frequent handwashing and an examination of building ventilation systems.

Shelly Miller, environment engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder, agreed with Goldman that ventilation systems should be improved as part of a building’s routine. 'Buildings should already be replacing the inside air with outside air three times an hour and with coronavirus that should be doubled—six per hour and ideally nine per hour.'”

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