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Infections lurk in the air

The composition of the air we breathe is already taught in school. However, it is often forgotten that apart from what humans need to live, there are also other particles in the air - harmful particles. Solid and liquid particles are called aerosols. Aerosols are produced when we breathe, cough or sneeze, and when we speak or sing. Unlike droplets, they do not fall quickly to the ground, but can remain in the air for a long time and spread around the room. Indoors, where people congregate, there is a particularly high risk of becoming infected via infectious aerosols.

Almost everyone is aware that germs can be found on surfaces. In public transport, seats and bars to hold onto carry the invisible risk of smear infection. But the air indoors should not be forgotten. This is where thousands of people come together every day and breathe germs in and out.

These same germs can also move from surfaces back into the air. Take the shower, for example: if the hot water is not turned on for a longer period of time, bacteria such as legionella can settle in the meantime and be sprayed and inhaled during the next shower.

Disinfecting hands and surfaces is therefore not enough to prevent infections! Unless it is done continuously. Is this possible?

Most people would not want to jump into dirty swimming pool water, so why would they want to breathe in germ-laden air?!

There should be no infections lurking in the indoor air: The oji active air process provides long-term disinfection of air and surfaces to prevent infections caused by infectious airborne particles.

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