The Importance of Air Disinfection in the Wake of President Trump's Covid-19 Diagnosis


Posted on Wednesday 7th October 2020
Purge Virus


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 where the virus can easily spread through the air. 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 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:

"The EPA has noted the growing evidence behind airborne transmission and suggested increasing ventilation and air filtration. ASHRAE (formerly, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) issued an emerging issue brief on COVID-19 and airborne transmission.

It is ASHRAE’s position that 'ventilation and filtration provided by heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems can reduce the airborne concentration of SARS-CoV-2 and thus the risk of transmission through the air.'

The EPA’s position is that while improvements in ventilation and filtration cannot eliminate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission on their own, the Agency recommends taking precautions through HVAC improvements to reduce the potential for airborne transmission. The EPA suggests increasing ventilation air filtration along with implementing other precautions like social distancing, wearing cloth face coverings or masks, surface cleaning and disinfecting, and hand-washing. The Agency maintains a list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2. The CDC, EPA, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) all recommend regularly cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces in public indoor spaces, including workplaces.

ASHRAE recommends that businesses and employers consider implementing non-HVAC interventions like reducing building occupancy; social distancing in break rooms, conference rooms, elevators, and between desks; face mask requirements or recommendations; cleaning and disinfecting surfaces; and encouraging hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene, along with HVAC interventions. Possible HVAC strategies can include increased ventilation, improved filtration, and air-cleaning devices like ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI)."

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