Indoor and outdoor air is full of airborne bacteria. Most airborne bacteria are positive forces, however there are some annoying bacteria that can make you temporarily sick. There are a few that are very dangerous especially to the very young, senior citizens and people with low immune systems. Diseases that can kill include Tuberculosis, Legionnaires, Hanta Virus, and strains of E. Coli to name a few. Other examples of bacteria that could be dangerous to selected groups include chicken pox, measles, and influenza.
The places we live and work are tightly sealed with indoor air recirculating every six to eight minutes. Most buildings do not have an adequate filter system that will prohibit the passing of these airborne bacteria over and over throughout a building. In addition, HVAC duct work can serve as breeding grounds for mold and fungi to grow which can then sporalate throughout the building. Traveling spores act as transports for the bacteria to be moved throughout a building. People are getting sick every day from this unfiltered air. Employers lose thousands of productive hours because people literally seem to pass sickness back and forth between themselves when exposed to recirculating bad air.
Air purification using germicidal ultraviolet irradiation.
Germicidal Ultraviolet energy has the ability to kill airborne bacteria. Germicidal Ultraviolet irradiation as an air purifier is environmentally safe, very affordable, easy to install, with little maintenance over a course of a year. Germicidal UV can be produced using UV-C lamps and applied by inserting them into the actual building HVAC system guaranteeing the airborne bacteria will pass near a germicidal lamp and into its killing chamber. Mother Nature uses this process with UV rays from the sun.
TriMed's UV systems are cost effective, with low operating costs and are readily available for commercial or residential.