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WHY INDOOR AIR QUALITY MATTERS MORE THAN EVER

Discussing the impact of indoor air quality on health and productivity, with a focus on how pathogens can propagate in indoor environments and how Biosavety can help.

WHY INDOOR AIR QUALITY MATTERS MORE THAN EVER

Aug 4, 2023

Introduction

In today's world, we spend more time indoors than ever before. From our homes to our workplaces, indoor environments play a crucial role in our lives. But what about the quality of the air we breathe in these enclosed spaces? Let's explore why indoor air quality matters more than ever and how Biosavety's technology can make a difference.


Background/Context

Indoor air quality is a significant determinant of our health and productivity. Pathogens, volatile organic compounds, allergens, and particulates can be present in the air we breathe inside, leading to a variety of health concerns. COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the risks associated with airborne pathogens in indoor settings.



Impact on Health

Poor indoor air quality can lead to health issues ranging from allergies and asthma to more severe conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and even lung cancer. Microbial pathogens in the air can cause infections and diseases, impacting not just our health but also our quality of life.


Impact on Productivity

The quality of indoor air doesn't just affect our health - it also impacts our productivity. Studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can lead to decreased concentration, lower productivity, and increased sick days.


Pathogens in Indoor Environments

Airborne pathogens can propagate rapidly in indoor environments, especially in areas with poor ventilation. Traditional cleaning methods and air purifiers may not be enough to eliminate these pathogens completely.


Biosavety's Solution

That's where Biosavety comes in. Our innovative technology uses Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl), a natural and potent antimicrobial, to eradicate pathogens in indoor air effectively. By improving indoor air quality, Biosavety contributes to healthier and more productive indoor environments.


Counterargument and Rebuttal

Some may argue that improving ventilation or using traditional air purifiers can sufficiently improve indoor air quality. While these methods can help to some extent, they may not eliminate all pathogens, especially during a pandemic. Biosavety's technology goes a step further by proactively neutralizing these pathogens, ensuring a safer indoor environment.


Conclusion

Indoor air quality has never been more important. As we spend more time indoors, investing in solutions that effectively improve the air we breathe is crucial. Biosavety's innovative technology presents an efficient and reliable solution to create healthier and safer indoor spaces.


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Park GW, Sobsey MD. Simultaneous comparison of murine norovirus, feline calicivirus, coliphage MS2, and GII.4 norovirus to evaluate the efficacy of sodium hypochlorite against human norovirus on a fecally soiled stainless steel surface. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2011;8(9):1005-10.


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ASHRAE. Indoor Air Quality Guide. Available at https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/bookstore/indoor-air-quality-guide.


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