Hospital Air Filtration and Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities
Leading Air Filter Manufacturer Camfil USA brings awareness to the risks of indoor and outdoor air pollution in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
March 19, 2019 / Hospital Air Filtration News / -- Hospitals tend to be hotbeds for air pollution due to having several sources of biological contaminants. It’s why these and other healthcare facilities such as urgent care centers, clinics, and dental care facilities require commercial air filtration systems, which play a vital role in preventing patients and healthcare workers from being exposed to contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, house dust, pollen, mites, cockroach droppings, and pest urine among many others according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals
But it’s not just the indoor air quality in hospitals causing medical professionals to worry.
“Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to a host of serious illnesses, including cancer, stroke, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and even obesity,” points out Camfil USA’s Charlie Seyffer, Manager of Marketing & Technical Materials for commercial air filters and 37-year ASHRAE member and active committee participant. “This means that hospital workers and patients are exposed to air pollutants on two fronts—indoors and outdoors.”
Air Filtration in Healthcare Facilities
In many of these settings, patients are already immune-compromised and much more susceptible to the health risks posed by airborne contaminants that would otherwise be handled by the body’s immune system. Likewise, doctors, nurses, medical staff, and visitors need air filters to reduce their exposure to biological contaminants, making it less likely for them to become sick.
Continue reading to find out how Camfil USA is keeping hospitals and medical facilities around the country safe from indoor and outdoor air pollution. You can also find additional clean air solutions for Hospitals and Medical Facilities by visiting the Camfil USA Clean Air blog.
About Camfil USA
The Camfil Group is a world leader in the development and production of air filters and clean air solutions.
Camfil is also one of the most global air filtration specialists in the world with 26 production units and R&D centers in four countries in the Americas, Europe, South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The company's business is to provide customers with sustainable best-in-class air filtration products and services within four main segments: Comfort Air, Clean Processes, Power Systems and Safety & Protection.
For nearly 50 years, Camfil USA has designed and built air filtration systems for hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world. An air filter from Camfil USA is guaranteed to provide excellent protection from airborne contaminants found in medical facilities, particularly when used as part of an overall air quality control program. Talk to the Camfil USA team today to learn more about our line of air filters for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Camfil USA Air Filters