“We know that COVID is spread by airborne particles and droplets, so why won’t the UK Gov commit to promoting the installation of ventilation systems… to protect public health and local businesses in the long term,” said Dr Philippa Whitford, MP and Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care).
Efforts are being stepped up to develop technology to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses through the air and on surfaces in workplaces. Demand is increasing for technology solutions to protect people from the risk of breathing infectious particles and significant advances have been made in the field of active air purification systems.
Air purification systems
The UK specialist in ‘active’ air filtration, Clenzair, has conducted extensive tests on its systems which can provide an air purification that neutralizes COVID-19, not only in the air but on surfaces too. The test data to back up this claim has been passed to Excalibur Healthcare Services here in the UK and has received endorsement from a biochemist Professor Sir Christopher Evans, OBE.
The UK specialist in ‘active’ air filtration, Clenzair, has conducted extensive tests on its systems
Professor Evans, Chairman of Excalibur Healthcare Services, has spoken out regularly on the role of science leading the country out of the crisis. He fully supports the technology deployed in the British company Clenzair’s suite of air purification systems as a major contributor in reducing airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes COVID-19.
Reducing airborne transmission
Professor Evans said: “The scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of the Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization (NBPI) against all variants of CoV-2 is very robust. Our viral challenge studies have been thorough with results showing a 99.9% kill of CoV-2 and other viruses in actual closed-room validations.”
“I believe that this technology could now seriously reduce airborne transmission of CoV-2, influenza and all other viral and bacterial pathogens within contained spaces. NPBI should be listed as one of the key virus control measures for all indoor environments.” The support comes following extensive US trials with further verification of test results taking place and endorsed by Excalibur.
Offering a safe solution
The vaccine roll out is an enormously positive step in getting the UK economy back open safely"
Luke Harris, CEO of Clenzair, said: “We would urge the Government to embrace this technology in the fight against COVID-19. It will enable businesses to reopen safely, schools to get back to normal and care homes to eradicate a whole range of prolific viruses, not just COVID-19.”
“The vaccine roll out is an enormously positive step in getting the UK economy back open safely and we can provide valuable support to keep it open and thriving. Our technology offers a safe solution that can attack a virus while suspended in the air immediately after a cough or a sneeze and also constantly sanitizes touchpoint surfaces as well, allowing companies to operate as safely as possible.”
Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization, technology works by producing a high concentration of Positive and Negative ions, delivering them to the space via a powerful destratification fan and affecting anything they come in contact with, not just in the air but surfaces as well, including embedded into fabric.
This process attacks the outer proteins of viruses inactivating them at their core and rendering them harmless even if they enter the body. This process also eliminates all bacteria, mold and odors. The ions can be distributed to any indoor environment 24/7 while people are present.