Syosset, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2010
New York College of Health Professions, a world leader in Holistic Health, announces its patented technology that uses LED light inside ventilation systems to reduce the transmission of airborne diseases in areas as diverse as cars, planes, buses, hotel rooms, homes, offices, medical facilities and public areas.
For many years hospitals have used ultraviolet (UV) lights to kill bacteria in hospital rooms. Traditional UV light bulbs have been proven to reduce contagion; however, they are hot, use a lot of energy, risk breakage and have limited proximity to airborne bacteria. LED technology on the other hand, lasts for more than a decade and can be installed in the ventilation systems of cars, planes and rooms, where it does not have to be readily accessible. Also, because these lights are not in direct proximity to people, they can be much stronger and do not have the problems associated with high intensity UV bulbs. Furthermore, since ventilation systems narrow the area in which air is turned over, this new patented system forces germs to be in closer proximity to the light more often.
Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College of Health Professions, explains that "Holistic Health is about preventing illness, as well as caring for those who are not feeling well. Preventative Medicine is about creating safer environments and managing personal health care. The ability to be able to put a LED Ultraviolet system inside the ventilation system of a car, as an example, will force the air in the cabin to be exposed to high level UV as the air is turned over in the cabin. This will be a one-time cost, use very little energy and does not have to be replaced for the life of the average car!"
This system can be deployed in buses, planes, as well as hotel rooms, offices, hospitals and public and private areas. "The cost of the system is a fraction of what the cost of caring for an illness would be. As a society, we have to focus more on preventative medicine, which is too often thought of as a personal commitment, rather than a societal commitment. The world has to look at long term ways to reduce illness as an aging population and escalating Health Care Costs are draining economies of the world," added Pamintuan. "Obviously, these systems will be important during epidemics, but they are inexpensive enough and easy enough to build into vehicles and ventilation systems of transportation, homes and buildings that we believe this will be a major industry in the future. A future that will see many of the patented and patent pending technologies of the College be part of a real commitment for preventative medicine."
New York College plans to partner with major companies to market its technologies. "The College is fortunate to have major technologies in its portfolio and connections with industry and world leaders that will enable it to realize their potentials," Ms. Pamintuan stated.
New York College for Health Professions, located in Syosset, Long Island, New York, has been a leader in holistic education and care for over 25 years. The College offers accredited undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing and the Science of Self Improvement. The College's main campus also houses the professional outpatient Integrative Health Center, as well as the Academic Health Care Teaching Clinics, which provide holistic treatments to the community while providing clinical internships for student practitioners. New York College maintains a 35-acre modern medical facility in Luo Yang, The People's Republic of China. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and will continue to develop new educational programs as well as expand into many new areas. Additional information about New York College of Health Professions can be found at http://www.nycollege.edu.