Why indoor air matters
Currently, indoor air pollution is ranked by the EPA as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Pollutants and pathogens suspended in that air can be absorbed into our throats, eyes, lungs, and bloodstream, negatively impacting our health, wellbeing, cognition, and performance.
Why Disinfect the Air
Healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) is a serious and widespread problem with an estimated 1 in 10 patients acquiring an infection during a hospital stay. In American hospitals alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that HAIs account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year.
Over 30% of healthcare-acquired infections possibly involve airborne transmission at some point.
of patients are affected by HAIs worldwide annually
in developing countries will acquire a surgical site infection
in high-income countries will acquire at least one HAI
for newborns in developing countries
What's in the air?
Hospitals are a unique environment for the spread of infectious diseases. COVID-19 aside, each year in the United States, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) kill over 100,000 people annually. A comprehensive study completed by the Hospital Microbiome Project at the University of Chicago, Illinois, determined that healthcare-associated infections are most significantly caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ).
White Paper: Clearing the Air
What you need to know about indoor air quality and choosing the right solution.
Improvements to ventilation systems might not be enough, and navigating the air cleaning market can be a tricky proposition. Learn more about what you need to know when choosing the right solution in our latest white paper.
The research behind WellAir
Utilizing NanoStrike and bipolar ionization technologies, WellAir devices have been shown to safely and effectively reduce viruses, bacteria, mold spores, VOCs, and particulate matter in dozens of independent laboratory tests.
In case studies and clinical trials, our products have been demonstrated to reduce infections and improve wellbeing in real-world settings.
CLOSE THE LOOP IN INFECTION CONTROL
Cleaner Air = Cleaner Hands & Surfaces
Infectious aerosols can be extremely small (<5 μm) and remain suspended and viable in the air stream over long periods of time, resulting in a high risk of airborne infection. Larger infectious particles drop from the air to contaminate surfaces and hands.
Infectious pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, Influenza, TB, and MRSA are scientifically proven to be transmitted via indoor air currents.