Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Louisiana


Posted on Thursday 7th January 2021
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for COVID-19 in Louisiana


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 Louisiana. 

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 Louisiana. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Louisiana: Louisiana coronavirus: 4,261 more confirmed cases reported as hospitalizations continue to increase

“The Louisiana Department of Health reported 4,261 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 44 more confirmed deaths in its noon update Wednesday.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 28, and the number of patients in need of ventilators decreased by 8.

There are also 29,081 total ‘probable’ coronavirus cases in Louisiana, according to the agency's dashboard.

Louisiana reached a few milestones in the pandemic on Tuesday. The number of confirmed coronavirus-related deaths surpassed 7,000 people.”

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