We’ve already blogged about the importance of air purification, highlighting the dangers of exposure to indoor air pollutants, and that they can cause chronic illnesses such as stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections.
Additionally, we've also shared that poor indoor air quality has been linked to a reduction in a person’s ability to perform specific mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation, and memory which negatively impact work productivity. In addition, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality increases the risk of contracting an illness, as ultrafine particulate matter (PM2.5) that enters the bloodstream has been shown to aid the transmission of viruses.
6 businesses you may not have thought needed air purification:
Certain industries - such as healthcare - are obvious candidates for needing air purifiers. However, in this blog, we take a look at 6 industries that could benefit from VIRUSKILLER technology that you probably weren't aware of.
1. Construction companies
Construction and restoration companies produce a lot of airborne dust and debris as part of their regular day to day operations. This causes air quality issues when working indoors. Furthermore, a lot of the materials used - such as plywood and fibreboards, glues and adhesives - produce a strong smelling gas called formaldehyde, which can cause many adverse effects on the body - including causing several types of cancer.
2. Vehicle and other machine repair shops
Much like manufacturing companies, auto repair shops and the like work in conditions where their operations produce dust and debris which isn’t good for air quality, eg. metal particles from welding and soldering.
Furthermore, people who work in such establishments are often exposed to different types of gases such as petroleum, carbon monoxide (CO) emitted by car exhausts, gas used for welding and paint fumes.
3. Dry Cleaning/Laundry shops
Did you know that dry cleaning operations emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)? These pollutants can contribute to health problems that may affect employees and customers. The main source of the pollutants stem from the solvent used in the cleaning process, which are known to contain perchloroethylene (perc) and petroleum. Perc is known to cause cancer in humans while the petroleum may release HAP and VOCs
4. Photocopying and printing businesses
This also includes other businesses that require a lot of printing in their operations. A study conducted by the International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health concluded that many laser printers produce VOCs that are detrimental to your health, and as such, it is advised that printers be placed away from people and air purifiers be installed.
5. Sewage treatment/removal and other speciality industries
The conditions that require the need for VIRUSKILLER in the sewage treatment industry might be a little “on the nose”. Not only are the “products” they work with bad for your health due to the carbon monoxide produced, they also regularly use chemicals and toxic materials that may permeate the air and which aren’t good to be exposed to for prolonged periods of time
6. Health, wellness and beauty businesses
In this case we are referring to health and wellness businesses that we haven’t mentioned in previous blogs, such as yoga studios, gyms, spas, and beauty salons. General hygiene is important in these industries for health and branding reasons as consumers expect a high level of cleanliness and envision an improvement of their health when frequenting these establishments.
Other businesses and industries that need air purifiers due to pollutants produced:
- Upholstery and foam businesses
- Furniture manufacturers
- Vinyl flooring and carpet businesses
- Composite wood manufacturers
Initial has the solution:
It's important to provide a hygienic and safe environment for your employees, customers and those within your duty of care more so now than ever before. The quality of your indoor air can often be overlooked and you’d be surprised which businesses are in need of air care solutions.