Healthcare is something we all rely on. It’s crucial that our healthcare staff and patients are surrounded by the best conditions possible in order for everyone to be protected from being exposed to any unnecessary risks in the workplace. Air quality health is an increasing concern in hospitals where patients and workers can be exposed to airborne pathogens. In an environment that’s constantly surrounded by chemicals, viruses, and airborne pollutants it’s of the utmost importance to have air purification and there’s no one that does it better than Alen®.
Let’s take a deeper dive into what kind of airborne pollutants hospitals can be exposed to. First step is by understanding the difference between External Pollutants and Internal pollutants
External pollutants are defined as airborne pollution generated from external sources in urban areas; for example transportation exhaust, factory emissions, domestic use of fossil fuels, pollutants from construction, and others. Most of these External pollutants are able to penetrate the building through windows, doors, and even on clothing in some cases.
Internal pollutants are defined as pollution presented by people or processes within the building; a few examples of this would be chemicals (VOCs) used for operations such as mercury and dioxin, airborne viruses, fumes from cleaning products and odors present within the building.
Top Selling Alen® air purifiers can help significantly reduce these risks for patients and staff. Individual risk is determined based on the person's medical condition and level of exposure. Many patients who are seeking care often have compromised immune systems which makes it even more important for hospitals to minimize exposure as much as possible. Improving the air quality wellness can dramatically improve a patient’s ability to recover more quickly and thoroughly.
Examples of underlying conditions that airborne pollutants could impact.
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Lung Cancer
There are plenty of other conditions that are made worse from airborne pollutants. Alen® recommends an air purifier for each hospital room, however the primary places in hospitals that need Alen® air purifiers are, recovery rooms, treatment rooms, areas where critical procedures are performed, testing and research laboratories, equipment rooms, incubator rooms, compounding pharmacies, and infectious disease areas or isolations rooms.
Another factor to consider are infants, since infants don’t have developed immune systems it’s much harder for their bodies to fight off viruses, making air purification ultra-significant for our young ones.
Thankfully, Alen® has H13 True HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Absorbing) air filters allowing them to capture 99.9% of airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns. Alen’s filters are extremely effective at capturing and removing airborne particles, mold, and other contaminants. These state of-the-art air filters are able to remove particles down to 0.1 microns.
Thanks to the most advanced Alen® BreatheSmart 75i model, Alen® air purifiers are able to provide an unmatched combination of room coverage and quietness up to 1300SqFt. Get all the wellness benefits of Alen’s standard H13 True HEPA air filter plus the power of activated carbon for added protection against toxins like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by upgrading to the Alen® BreatheSmart 75i Fresh True HEPA Filter.
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Alen’s air purifiers are tuned to a scientifically proven pink noise frequency which will aid hospital employees and patients to breathe easier and sleep up to 25% better.
Alen’s air purifiers generally have a lower decibel level at high airflow making them ideal for hospitals dealing with distressed patients. Bundled with the newly introduced Alen® AQM (Air Quality Monitor) and the Alen® Air App you can now track all the air purifiers present in your business making it the perfect accessory for hospitals to have.
Learn more about the AQM and Air Intelligence Bundles here
Here is a list of the AQM benefits
- Alen® AQM and connected purifiers work together to give you a more complete view of your air quality
- High accuracy measurements of particulates, temperature, and humidity
- The Alen® Air app displays air quality status from your purifiers and AQM on your phone
- Graphical comparison of indoor vs. outdoor air quality
- Using the Alen® Air app allows you to manage from 1-4000 devices up to 20 different locations)
Hospitals everywhere can take complete control of their air quality wellness, and provide their staff and patients with a BreatheSmart environment that supports everyone at the core level of the air we breathe.