As we move into autumn when humidity levels increase and people are averse to opening windows due to the colder weather, this will sadly only exacerbate the risk of contagion from lightweight aerosol droplets carrying the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
This is the message from Aura Air which supplies the first, all-in-one, air filtration, disinfection and monitoring solution. The company has successfully completely clinical trials specifically related to its effectiveness against the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
“The cleanest UV-C’d and disinfected rooms will not prevent aerosol transmission from contagious people not wearing masks properly or badly fitted masks,” says director Paul Kasler.
He says a more proactive approach is needed to air quality and airborne contagion in care homes.
“Maybe it’s time for the Government or for care homes themselves to put in place technologies to measure and minimise the risk of aerosol droplet contagion?” says Kasler. “The public are also becoming increasingly aware of this source of contagion, as well as the need to turn off air conditioners, heaters and fans that ‘churn’ the air and potentially make matters worse.”
Low cost solution
Aura Air offers a low cost and effective air disinfection and monitoring solution.
The clinical trial specifically related to the solution’s effectiveness against the COVID-19 coronavirus. The hospital that performed the tests was voted one of top 10 clinical hospitals in the world by Newsweek and has been using Aura Air in its COVID-19 wards and staff rooms almost since the pandemic started.
“Aura Air not only monitors the air to alert staff of high levels but, when it extracts these droplets out of the air, it performs a unique triple attack on the virus: UV-C light, a patented Copper impregnated HEPA filter and lastly, the patented Sterionizer, which sends positive and negative ions into the air. This breaks down the protein structure of viruses and bacteria, rendering them harmless.”
“… a conventional surgical mask only stops 30% of the small aerosol droplets for inhaled breath … poorly ventilated and populated spaces, like public transport and nursing homes, have been reported as sites of viral transmission despite preventive physical distancing.” – The Lancet, 2020
Real time monitoring
The solution enables providers to monitor multiple care homes in real-time.
“As well displaying air quality on a smart phone or on a tablet in the staff or visitor rooms on the free app, the optional dashboard display can monitor multiple Aura Air units over one site or multiple sites,” says Kasler. “This data can be recorded and form an invaluable part of a regular risk assessment procedure.”
Aura Air is pushing for care homes to adopt even better contagion control of the COVID-19 by implementing the following safer air procedures:
- Aerosol monitoring
- Air quality reporting
- Active air disinfection
“This more vigilant approach is going to be increasingly relevant with the potential risk of a second Wave as we move into colder weather with stuffy, high humidity rooms and poor fresh air circulation.”
For further information on Aura Air’s £499 (or £25 per month) all-in-one unit visit the web site: https://www.aurasmartair.co.uk/care-homes.html#/ or telephone 0208 420 4234.
Providers can schedule a phone call on https://calendly.com/aura-air/30min?month=2020-09