Indoor air quality (IAQ) can directly affect people's overall health and well-being. Poor IAQ contributes to the spread of viruses like COVID-19, exacerbates chronic health conditions, such as asthma, and can trigger other preventable illnesses. Upgrading indoor ventilation to include technology like Atmofizer's air purification system can improve indoor air quality in the workplace, schools, hotel rooms, and other shared indoor spaces where toxic elements in the air can thrive.
CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on indoor air quality (IAQ) as a public health issue. Scientists confirmed the dangers of the airborne spread of the virus via tiny aerosol particles. Building managers at workplaces, restaurants, schools, and multi-family residences were forced to assess their HVAC systems and make improvements to reduce the risk of disease transmission.
"Improving air quality in 2022 shouldn't just mean installing new versions of old technology," says Whit Pepper, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Atmofizer. "Most existing air filtration systems today are based on technical knowledge methods and materials developed more than a half-century ago. They can only do so much. Next-generation air purification technology is another layer of protection against indoor air pollution and airborne disease transmission. We are seeing the most potential from air tech systems capable of actually modifying airborne particles, rather than just catching them."
COVID-19 particles are not the only breed of indoor contaminants that can negatively affect health. The EPA notes that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health. The concentration of pollutants indoors can be two to five times higher than outdoors. Breathing contaminated indoor air can affect general well-being, lower job performance, and exacerbate the effects of chronic conditions, such as asthma.(1) Workers and students exposed to poor indoor air quality may exhibit symptoms, such as headaches, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating, which may lead to more absenteeism.
Newly constructed spaces are not immune to the risks of poor IAQ due to ventilation systems specifically designed to reduce the air exchange with the outdoors. Air circulates within the building, but there are few opportunities for fresh air to enter the system. As a result of this design, air impurities remain inside.(2) This traps COVID-19 particles and other indoor pollutants, so they are repeatedly circulating. Individuals face continuous exposure to viruses, chemicals, mold, and other indoor pollutants.
Better IAQ Is a National Priority
In early 2022, the White House recognized the urgent need for cleaner indoor air. The Biden Administration authorized hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds that can be used in workplaces, restaurants, and other public spaces to improve indoor air quality.
These efforts promote the Administration's "best practices" guide for improving indoor air quality. Additionally, the CDC released interactive tools to help individuals at home and in schools and businesses to understand how air flows inside and what they can do to help shore up air quality and improve ventilation.(3)
These IAQ measures build on prior funding through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund program and the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief program. These funds are eligible to spend on inspection, testing, maintenance, and improving current ventilation systems, such as purchasing portable air filtration units with HEPA air filters and MERV-13 (or higher) filters for HVAC systems.
Next-Generation Technology for IAQ
Combined with other CDC best practices, air purifiers reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, in confined spaces. Adding air purification technology to existing HVAC and filtration systems can improve overall indoor air quality.
Atmofizer Technologies and its distributor USA Tech Direct offer comprehensive air purification solutions for indoor air quality management. Atmofizer's patented technology combines sound and light in a purification system specifically designed to address the ultra-fine particles found in the air indoors.
These systems are filterless, eliminating the need for expensive replacements that generate significant landfill waste. Atmofizer's systems are designed to control customer costs and reduce negative environmental impacts. Atmofizer's range of products includes standalone air purifying units that are ready to use right out of the box. Just plug in the unit, press the power button, and Atmofizer begins cleaning the air.
"At USA Tech Direct, we are committed to environmentally conscious efforts to improve people's health and well-being," says David Lee Jensen, Founder and CEO of USA Tech Direct. "The Atmofizer air purification systems offer an affordable, low-waste option for improving indoor air quality in workplaces."
About Atmofizer Technologies Inc.
Atmofizer is disrupting the air treatment industry by improving air effectiveness and efficiency while lowering customers' operational costs and improving environmental impact. Atmofizer's product lines include personal air treatment systems. They are built around the company's patent-protected and patent-pending technology for ultrafine particle agglomeration, nanoparticle reduction, and deactivation of airborne viruses and bacteria. Visit http://www.atmofizer.com to learn more.
About USA Tech Direct
USA Tech Direct is a dedicated team of professionals focused on providing new, high-tech, USA-made products that help Americans work and play. It partners with brands whose products they personally believe will accomplish its mission of getting America back to normal. Formerly USA Rapid Test, they've expanded to help with preventative products. Visit http://www.usatecdirect.com to learn more.
1) Propmodo. "Improved Air Quality Is Becoming a Must-Have Feature in Commercial Real Estate." July 2022.
2) Scientific American. "We Need to Improve Indoor Air Quality: Here's How and Why." June 2022.
3) The White House. "FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Launches Effort to Improve Ventilation and Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Buildings." March 2022.
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