Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is Critical to Patient and Worker Safety
Clean air is vital in hospital and healthcare facility operations to protect patients, staff, and visitors from airborne diseases and infections, as well as to provide a comfortable, healthy, and odor-free environment. The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the facility, referring to the air breathed by the building’s occupants, is of primary importance because of patients’ suppressed immune systems, making them more susceptible to adverse health effects. Poor IAQ ranks as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.
The air inside your building can contain:
- Molds, spores, pollens
- Carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Bacteria, viruses and byproducts
- Vehicle engine exhaust, exhaust from industrial plants
- Asbestos, clays, elemental particles and man-made fibers
Extensive Studies Show:
Three to four million hospital acquired infections (HAI) occur annually, with
up to 80,000 fatalities
Up to 1/3rd of
hospital-acquired infections involve airborne transmission
175,268 pages on IAQ in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
56% of commercial maintenance teams actually admit that their
IAQ maintenance is not carried out per IAQ guidelines
Lack of proper air filtration is the
#1 cause of poor IAQ
Reduce Risk by Optimizing Your EnvironmentFaced with an influx of potentially contagious patients and their families, it is clearly imperative to reduce risk by removing airborne contaminants generated inside and outside the doors of the facility. In addition to the effects of contaminants on patients and hospital workers, corrosive gases can damage HVAC units, control rooms and electronic instrumentation, diagnostic equipment, X-ray machines, and office equipment.
Concerned That Your Environment Might not be Optimized? Here is How We Can Help You:A thorough air filter audit of your HVAC Systems is the first step that AAF Flanders takes, in order to provide you professional guidance and analysis for cost savings and liability reduction. By conducting this audit, we strive to understand your current state and your complete air filtration needs, applications, and goals for total air quality. This customized air filtration survey costs you nothing and could give you significant benefits by helping you save money, reduce risk, and save time.
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