How to Choose a Care Home Air Purifying System

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Make sure your system stops the risk of airborne aerosol transmission 

At the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, official guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) focused on addressing droplet transmission. It’s known that when people sneeze, cough, or talk they expel particles, which contain droplets and aerosols. Droplets are heavy and fall to the ground or surfaces within seconds and don’t travel far.

As a result, experts advised care homes to focus on surface cleaning and hand washing to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Now scientists have evidence that airborne aerosols can transmit the virus

Aerosol particles are smaller, lighter and can linger in the air for hours and drift further, particularly indoors, causing potential transmission of the coronavirus. In a recent video the WHO recommends good room ventilation, or, where that is not possible, air purification devices that use HEPA filters.

A paper by EMG under the UK Government on the role of ventilation presented to SAGE (Scientific Group for Emergencies) highlighted that ventilation should be integral to the COVID-19 mitigation strategy in multi-occupant spaces. The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Telegraph have all written extensive articles on the risk of COVID-19 airborne transmission. They report growing evidence showing that COVID-19 spreads through the air where the virus can linger for hours indoors.

Other organizations have also championed air purification.

Autumna has launched the S.A.F.E. (Symptom Assessment For Everyone) initiative

The aim of S.A.F.E. is to give families looking for elderly care the assurance that care providers are taking action to address infection control. One of their top criteria is air filtration and purification.

It is clear that mitigating airborne aerosol transmission through proper air purification is a top priority for care homes looking to protect their residents, employees, and visitors.

Yet, to be effective, an air purification system needs proper engineering.

It is not enough for the air purifier to capture the virus

To efficiently clean the air, it must also kill viruses and other pathogens. Most air filters are based on a filtration system only, and while HEPA filters will capture viruses and bacteria, they will not kill them. To do this UVC light is necessary.

The importance of UVC light is supported by Thomas J. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. and Vidmantas Petraitis, M.D., infectious disease experts at the Infectious Diseases Translational Research Laboratory, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University. They reveal in their March 2020 report that ultraviolet light can destroy the DNA of viruses.

Rensair, a patented hospital-grade air purification system, uses a powerful fan that pulls air into a HEPA13 filter, trapping bacteria and viruses and exposes them to a strong UVC light. This unique patented solution not only captures but also kills bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus family of pathogens.

This makes Rensair, compared with most air purification devices in the market, a superior solution

Testing by leading laboratories, including Eurofins, Norconsult and Oslo University Hospital, has shown that Rensair is more than 99.97% effective at destroying airborne impurities such as viruses and bacteria. It has also shown that it is equally effective when placed in a corner as when placed in the centre of the room.

Rensair is quiet, compact, and on wheels for portability

This affordable option requires no retrofitting of current filtration systems, as it needs only an electrical outlet to operate. Once it’s plugged in, Rensair gets to work purifying the air.

Scandinavian hospitals, institutions, and care homes have used Rensair for more than a decade

Now the NHS ,dentists, hotels, offices, care homes and other public spaces in the UK use Rensair.

Families looking for a care home for their loved ones, or those looking to visit relatives in care homes, find assurance that if they use Rensair, then air purification and infection control is uppermost in the care provider’s thinking and actions.

Rensair can work directly with your care home to help you find an easy, efficient, affordable solution to air purification.