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The PURE-Decon/Halosil disinfection system dispenses a dry fog of atomized HaloMist™ into the air. The mist fills the room and is drawn into areas that conventional topical cleaning and disinfection can’t reach. This technology kills drug resistant bacteria, such as methicillin resistant staphylococcus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile (C-diff), as well as pathogenic bacteria, viruses (like influenza), yeast, fungi, and protozoa.
Tampa, FL — With the Flu bug and other viruses like MERS traveling exponentially like a chain letter throughout North America it’s now time to develop and implement a proactive program to combat the epidemic and minimize your economic losses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Flu has arrived with a vengeance, forcing major U.S. cities to declare public health emergencies, entire school systems to shut down, and thousands of people to be hospitalized.
What’s the economic impact of a Flu epidemic? Early estimates of the total economic burden of the flu bug in the US is $87 billion which covers lost workdays, healthcare, direct employer costs, and lost wages.
What is the FLU? The ‘flu’ commonly known as Influenza, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae the influenza virus. The most common symptoms are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pain, headache (often severe), and coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Flu viruses that infect humans are mainly from either the influenza A or B family. There are two subtypes of A viruses — H3N2 and H1N1.
Employees who work in close proximity are particularly susceptible to the highly contagious illness which can spread to others up to about six feet away, mainly by droplets made when they cough, sneeze or even talk. A person can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.
Alan Wozniak, President/CEO with Pure Air Control Services a leading indoor environmental services firm since 1984 states that “Environmental disinfection with the PURE-Decon service works best. But when used in combination with AeraMax air purifiers and our Green Clean Institute certified PURE-Steam coil cleaning process it provides maximum protection for occupants of k-12 schools, universities, governmental buildings, healthcare facilities, commercial offices, and even residential homes”
What can be done? Perform effective cleaning and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces is one of the essentials. Viruses on surfaces like sink faucets and door handles can spread rapidly, especially in public places. Air purification systems/units, like AeraMax Professional can help tremendously too! Encouraging or arranging vaccinations on-site is another suggestion, as well as offering hands-sanitizing products to help keep the germs at bay. Of course, employees who are sick should be encouraged to stay home.
Here are nine (9) practical steps you can take to develop a proactive Flu Bug program at work to help reduce your chances of getting (or spreading) the flu:
• Wash your hands often
• Maintain a healthy lifestyle
• Wash your coffee cup with hot soapy water
• Don’t wait until you or your colleagues are sick to start taking action
• Don’t shake hands (the pound is back)
• Limit interactions with co-workers (maintain a minimum 3’ clearance of co-workers)
• If you get sick, stay home
• PURE-Decon/Halosil Room and Building Disinfection
• AeraMax Professional Air Purifiers
“This Flu epidemic is the worst we’ve seen in many years,” said Dr. Rajiv Sahay, lab director at Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) a CDC ELITE program lab located in Clearwater, Fl, “We have reviewed the efficacy of both the PURE-Decon service with the Halosil disinfection system as well as the AeraMax air purifiers and found them to be highly effective against a range of microbial concerns found among indoor environments.”
Why PURE-Decon/Halosil Room Treatment? The PURE-Decon room disinfection system dispenses a dry fog of atomized HaloMist™ into the air. The mist fills the room and is drawn into areas that conventional topical cleaning and disinfection can’t reach. PURE-Decon assures a homogenous distribution of disinfectant on all surfaces in the room, reducing the risk of cross-contamination of infectious diseases associated with using a rag, wipe or sponge. PURE-Decon with Halosil harnesses the true, oxidizing power of hydrogen peroxide by infusing it with patented oligodynamic (anti-microbial activity of minute quantities of metallic silver ions) technology.
During this intricate process, the hydrogen peroxide is stabilized and boosted with silver ions. The result is a radical fluid architecture that is capable of destroying a broad spectrum of microorganisms including pathogenic bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, and protozoa. It effectively eliminates bacteria on surfaces, fabrics, and in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. The technology creates a special antiseptic fog that helps reduce the risk of building occupants being infected by a potentially dangerous pathogens in the room or interactions around them.
PURE-Decon has been utilized to treat microbial conditions in: healthcare facilities, federal courthouses, office buildings, schools, universities, naval facilities, residencies, dormitories, among others.
For more information on Pure Air Control Services, Inc., and their PURE-Decon Service, along with other products, please contact Alan Wozniak at 1-800-422-7873 ext. 802 or Contact Us.
About Pure Air Control Services, Inc.
Pure Air Control Services, Inc. was established in 1984 as a small, mechanical, contracting firm and has since set the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis, environmental laboratory and remediation. Pure Air Control Services has serviced more than 600 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.
The company’s nationally performed services include: Building Sciences evaluations; Building Health Check IAQ assessments; a CDC ELITE Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; HVAC New Life Restoration and PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning/Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services.