Hospital Air Filtration and Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities

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.

Riverdale, NJ, USA, 03/19/2019 / /

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.