The Indoor Spaces That Tend to Have the Most Air Pathogens and Bacteria

November 1, 2021

indoor air quality

The airborne spread of harmful biological contaminants in indoor spaces can occur rapidly. It can be hard to control indoor air quality without appropriate measures such as UV disinfection technology. The risk of exposure to disease-causing microorganisms and pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and animal dander is particularly high in commercial spaces.

Healthcare Facilities

A growing body of evidence is now available to show that pathogen transmission in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, doctor offices, and long-term care facilities, has a correlation with indoor air quality. Persistent survival and spread of microbial communities in these facilities pose a risk of infection to patients who may be immuno-compromised as well as to the doctors, nursing staff, and visitors.

UV disinfection technology and other infection control solutions are vital to improving indoor air quality and minimizing the risk of exposure to harmful germs in professional medical settings. UVGI or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation equipment can be useful in the following healthcare-related indoor spaces:

  •       Hospitals
  •       Doctor Offices
  •       Dental Offices
  •       Nurse Stations
  •       Waiting Rooms
  •       Isolation Rooms
  •       Ambulances

Schools and Universities

Indoor air quality continues to be a challenge in schools, colleges, and other educational facilities for a variety of reasons. High student density per classroom, deficiencies in maintenance and cleaning of school buildings, improper ventilation, and poor quality of building construction lead to an increased risk of harmful airborne pathogens in these facilities.

Children are often more susceptible than adults to infections from biological contaminants in the air. In addition to the health risks, unhealthy indoor air quality and inadequate airflow may also adversely impact their scholarly performance. UV disinfection technology is one of the proven ways to fight airborne pathogen risks in the following areas:

  •       Schools
  •       Colleges
  •       Daycare Centers
  •       Libraries
  •       Lecture Rooms
  •       Book Stores
  •       Student Union Offices
  •       Places of Worship

Offices, Retail Stores, Restaurants, and Hotels

Indoor spaces, such as commercial office buildings, retail stores, restaurants, and hotels are typically at a higher risk of exposure to harmful pathogens in the air. Poor inflow of outside air, building repair and maintenance issues, housekeeping, pest control, new furniture and fixtures, water spills, clogged air filters in the HVAC system, unclean ductwork, and incorrect humidity control can be contributing factors to poor indoor air quality in these spaces.

The installation of high-quality UV disinfection technology systems in commercial facilities can help combat the excessive concentration of pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, molds, fungi, and other harmful microorganisms. Examples of commercial spaces where indoor air infection risks are higher include:

  •       Office Buildings
  •       Factories and Warehouses
  •       Department Stores
  •       Retail Stores and Malls
  •       Bus Terminals and Airports
  •       Wedding and Event Venues
  •       Salons and Spas
  •       Restaurants & Bars
  •       Cafeterias and Coffee Shops
  •       Food Courts

Emergency Services, Temporary Housing, Animal Care

Emergency services, such as police stations and ambulances, animal shelters and vet clinics, and temporary housing facilities such as hostels and motels are some other facilities with a higher probability of poor indoor air quality.

Higher levels of relative humidity and moisture, inadequate ventilation systems, poor building maintenance, and dirt can contribute to the growth of biological contaminants that can spread through the air. In animal care facilities, there could be an increased risk of zoonotic pathogen transmission. Examples of these indoor spaces include:

  •       Police Stations
  •       Correctional Facilities and Prisons
  •       Police Vehicles
  •       Fire Stations
  •       Mobile Transport Units
  •       Ambulances
  •       Animal Shelters
  •       Veterinary Clinics
  •       Pet Care Facilities
  •       Emergency Shelters
  •       Hostels, Motels, and Hotels

Choose the Trusted UV Disinfection Technology from Aerapy

Aerapy offers an advanced range of UV devices that are backed by independent studies. The devices are designed to eliminate infection-causing pathogens in indoor spaces, including commercial offices, healthcare facilities, retail stores, restaurants, emergency services, and temporary shelters. To schedule a free UV consultation, call us at 866-994-2473 or contact us online.

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The Indoor Spaces That Tend to Have the Most Air Pathogens and Bacteria

November 1, 2021

indoor air quality

The airborne spread of harmful biological contaminants in indoor spaces can occur rapidly. It can be hard to control indoor air quality without appropriate measures such as UV disinfection technology. The risk of exposure to disease-causing microorganisms and pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and animal dander is particularly high in commercial spaces.

Healthcare Facilities

A growing body of evidence is now available to show that pathogen transmission in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, doctor offices, and long-term care facilities, has a correlation with indoor air quality. Persistent survival and spread of microbial communities in these facilities pose a risk of infection to patients who may be immuno-compromised as well as to the doctors, nursing staff, and visitors.

UV disinfection technology and other infection control solutions are vital to improving indoor air quality and minimizing the risk of exposure to harmful germs in professional medical settings. UVGI or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation equipment can be useful in the following healthcare-related indoor spaces:

  •       Hospitals
  •       Doctor Offices
  •       Dental Offices
  •       Nurse Stations
  •       Waiting Rooms
  •       Isolation Rooms
  •       Ambulances

Schools and Universities

Indoor air quality continues to be a challenge in schools, colleges, and other educational facilities for a variety of reasons. High student density per classroom, deficiencies in maintenance and cleaning of school buildings, improper ventilation, and poor quality of building construction lead to an increased risk of harmful airborne pathogens in these facilities.

Children are often more susceptible than adults to infections from biological contaminants in the air. In addition to the health risks, unhealthy indoor air quality and inadequate airflow may also adversely impact their scholarly performance. UV disinfection technology is one of the proven ways to fight airborne pathogen risks in the following areas:

  •       Schools
  •       Colleges
  •       Daycare Centers
  •       Libraries
  •       Lecture Rooms
  •       Book Stores
  •       Student Union Offices
  •       Places of Worship

Offices, Retail Stores, Restaurants, and Hotels

Indoor spaces, such as commercial office buildings, retail stores, restaurants, and hotels are typically at a higher risk of exposure to harmful pathogens in the air. Poor inflow of outside air, building repair and maintenance issues, housekeeping, pest control, new furniture and fixtures, water spills, clogged air filters in the HVAC system, unclean ductwork, and incorrect humidity control can be contributing factors to poor indoor air quality in these spaces.

The installation of high-quality UV disinfection technology systems in commercial facilities can help combat the excessive concentration of pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, molds, fungi, and other harmful microorganisms. Examples of commercial spaces where indoor air infection risks are higher include:

  •       Office Buildings
  •       Factories and Warehouses
  •       Department Stores
  •       Retail Stores and Malls
  •       Bus Terminals and Airports
  •       Wedding and Event Venues
  •       Salons and Spas
  •       Restaurants & Bars
  •       Cafeterias and Coffee Shops
  •       Food Courts

Emergency Services, Temporary Housing, Animal Care

Emergency services, such as police stations and ambulances, animal shelters and vet clinics, and temporary housing facilities such as hostels and motels are some other facilities with a higher probability of poor indoor air quality.

Higher levels of relative humidity and moisture, inadequate ventilation systems, poor building maintenance, and dirt can contribute to the growth of biological contaminants that can spread through the air. In animal care facilities, there could be an increased risk of zoonotic pathogen transmission. Examples of these indoor spaces include:

  •       Police Stations
  •       Correctional Facilities and Prisons
  •       Police Vehicles
  •       Fire Stations
  •       Mobile Transport Units
  •       Ambulances
  •       Animal Shelters
  •       Veterinary Clinics
  •       Pet Care Facilities
  •       Emergency Shelters
  •       Hostels, Motels, and Hotels

Choose the Trusted UV Disinfection Technology from Aerapy

Aerapy offers an advanced range of UV devices that are backed by independent studies. The devices are designed to eliminate infection-causing pathogens in indoor spaces, including commercial offices, healthcare facilities, retail stores, restaurants, emergency services, and temporary shelters. To schedule a free UV consultation, call us at 866-994-2473 or contact us online.

Back to UV Updates

HOW PROTECTED ARE YOU?

Aerapy's commercial-grade UV lights protect your clients, staff, and your business with proven UV disinfection technology. Contact us today for more information and a free UV consultation.

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