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Sterilize the Flu Virus and Bacteria in Home Air with Alen Corp.'s New HEPA UV Air Purifiers

Alen Corp.'s new eco-friendly HEPA air purifier - Paralda - and the A375UV Multi Gas HEPA and T300 HEPA air purifiers feature UV lamps that sterilize more than 96% of all airborne bacteria and viruses that lead to the flu. Alen Corp. air purifiers' UV lamps damage the influenza, bacteria, and oth...

Helping to Clear the Air for Consumers - New Certification Standard for HEPA Filters Will Help Millions of People Make More Educated Choices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The growing asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program announced today that it has developed and adopted a certification standard and testing protocol for HEPA Air Cleaning Devices. The asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Prog...

Pilot study reinforces use of portable anteroom HEPA filtration

Washington, DC, May 6, 2008 Amidst an increase in new tuberculosis cases, researchers have begun investigating the effectiveness of new operating room filtration systems designed to protect staff and patients. According to pilot study findings published in the May issue of the American Journal of...

Using HEPA filters may improve cardiovascular health

One day doctors may recommend using high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters along with weight loss, smoking cessation, and exercise to improve cardiovascular health, according to researchers in Denmark. In a recent study, they found that using HEPA filters for just two days significantly impro...

Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level

...outdoor allergen sources and remove them from landscaping around the home. CHANGE your old vacuum bag with one that contains a hepa filter. Cheap vacuum bags can stir up pollutants when vacuuming. Whenever possible, replace carpet with hard surface flooring or area rugs that can be...

Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

...repeatedly, rendering the mask useless for infection control purposes. Compounding these problems, some rooms with infected patients lack appropriate hepa filters, and proper isolation protocol is not being followed, with visitors moving in and out of contact with infected patients. "Nurses will...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

... High efficiency HEPA-CARE Systems use special hepa filters to remove deadly, infectious airborne path...t National Laboratories Abatement Technologies hepa filters are tested and certified for performance s...-RP-CC001.3 and MIL-STD 282. HEPA-CARE true 99.99% hepa filters are constructed with extruded anodized alu...

New Compounding Pharmacy Videos Provide Product Information, Teach Safety

...Only Esco offers ULPA filters tested to a typical efficiency of >99.999% for 0.1 to 0.3 micron particles. ULPA filters last as long as conventional hepa filters and have similar replacement costs. ISOCIDE™ antimicrobial coating on all powder coated surfaces eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria wi...

Tampa Disinfection Company Booming After Swine Flu Scare

...s and deodorizes. The active ingredient within the spray is Phenol, which is found in most chloraseptic sprays. Prior to treating, ASD will also use a hepa air scrubber machine to clean the air and remove airborne toxins. The products that ASD uses are hypoallergenic and EPA-registered for mold remediati...

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems Ability to Destroy Airborne Type A Influenza including Swine Flu (H1N1)

...ed to sterilize the biological contaminants as they pass through the UV system. Sanuvox also manufactures mobile decontamination units and stand-alone hepa Filter / Ultraviolet Air Sterilization systems designed to destroy bio- contaminants while trapping particles down to .3 microns in size. About Sa...

Aviation Ventilation Expert Available to Speak About Swine Flu Spread on Airplanes

...igher than the minimum rates prescribed in Standard 161 helps to limit the spread of pathogens in an aircraft cabin. Standard 161 prescribes hepa filtration of all air cabin exhaust air that is recirculated to the cabin. This requirement is included to insure that pathogens are not inadvertently...

Five Money Saving Tips for Green, Clean and Healthy Home Air Providing Asthma and Allergy Relief

...ince 2005, Texas-based Alen Corp. has been a leading manufacturer of innovative and green indoor air quality products including air purifiers, several hepa air purifiers, portable air conditioners, dehumidifiers, as well as organic, non-toxic and environmentally friendly odor sprays. Media Contact: ...

Surprising Allergy Triggers May Be Making Your Spring Sniffles Worse

...nd pet dander to cleaning products and scented candles--that can easily overload a sensitive immune system. Clean the house frequently and invest in a hepa air filter. Antibiotics. Taking antibiotics can throw the immune system out of balance by destroying the good bacteria along with the bad....

Bust Your Dust Without Lifting a Finger: Enter the Nobody Outcleans The Maids Sweepstakes

...features environmentally preferable cleaning products, a strategic cleaning approach and state-of-the-art equipment, including a back pack vacuum with hepa filtration that can capture up to 99 percent of all dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants. All work is backed with a 100...

Can a New Green Product Made From Recycled Plastic Soda Bottles Provide Cleaner Indoor Air and a Healthier Home?

....alencorp.com ) is a leading manufacturer of innovative and green indoor air quality products including the eco-friendly Paralda air purifier, several hepa air purifiers, portable air conditioners, dehumidifiers, as well as organic, non-toxic and environmentally friendly odor sprays. Media Contact: R...

Zero MRSA or Patient Infections Reported After Two Years as D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center Sets New Standard for Specialty Hospitals

...system throughout the entire center. Special attention was given to the three ultra clean operating rooms installing individual true 99.71% efficient hepa filters to further eliminate any comingling of bacteria. With 30 air exchanges/per hour this filter exceeds the industry standard. As an added l...

First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog

...s. Bathe and groom the dog once a week: There is some evidence that more frequent washing removes some of the dander, at least temporarily. Keep hepa air filters (with double bags) on 24/7, especially in the bedroom. See an allergist or immunologist to diagnose the allergy and discuss treatment o...

For the First Time this Winter Consumers Have an Electronic Green Solution that Eliminates 99.97 Percent of Indoor Air Pollution

... The new Paralda has an advanced hepa filter lasting 6-9 months with continuous daily us...ble in the United States. The unit has an advanced hepa filter lasting 6-9 months with continuous daily us...f innovative indoor air quality products including hepa air purifiers, portable air conditioners, dehumidi...

Simple Steps to a Healthier, Allergy-Free Home

...d cat dander is a major cause of allergies. To control, clean furniture, carpets, and floors regularly with a vacuum that features a built-in hepa filter, like the Electrolux Vacuum ( http://www.sylvane.com/electrolux-vacuums.html ). -- Take the Bite Out of Dust -- Dust mites occur naturall...

Hospital Buildings Can Heal According to First Comprehensive Report on Impact of Physical Environment on Child Patients

...oms -- Accessible indoor or outdoor gardens -- Visual access and accessibility to patients (e.g. through decentralized nurses' stations) -- hepa filtration for immune compromised patients "The exciting news is that well designed hospitals based on evidence can actually increase patient s...

Double Trouble: Fight Allergy and Asthma in Your Home

...r favorite spices in a pot of hot water, and simmer for about an hour and a half. -- Vacuums can make all the difference. Trying using one with a hepa filtration system that can capture up to 99% of all dust and allergens. They also help capture bacteria, dust mites, pet dander, pollen and ...

Fixing up 'this old house' may increase young

...ns do-it-yourself rehabbers can take while renovating homes. Attach a High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, vacuum to all power tools and use a hepa vacuum to clean up the area Use heavy plastic to cover doorways, windows, floors, and any furniture that cant be removed from the renovated area a...

Pledge Catches Culprits in Dust That Cause Allergies

...move allergens, such as Pledge(R) Furniture Polish which removes allergens from dust mites and pet dander found in dust. -- Ventilation - Use hepa air cleaners to keep the indoor air throughout your home as pure as possible. Cover heating vents with special vent filters to clean the air ...

Highmark Blue Shield Announces Sustainable, Eco-Friendly and Green Strategy

... facilities at its Data Center in and at its Center Street campus. These products include Green Seal certified cleaners, vacuum cleaners with hepa filters to improve indoor air quality and Green Seal certified paper products for restrooms. -- Highmark, through its partner Parkhurst Dining S...

Zero Patient Infections Reported as D.I.S.C. Spine and Sports Center Sets New Standard for Specialty Hospitals

...tioning system throughout the center. Special attention was given to the three ultra clean operating rooms installing individual true 99.71% efficient hepa filters to further eliminate any comingling of bacteria. With 30 air exchanges/per hour this filter exceeds the industry standard. As an added level...

UB's bioblower closer to protecting soldiers from biological attack

...p, the BioBlower, which also will instantly kill any airborne biological agents on contact, Garvey said. Conventional technologies involve the use of hepa (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, which simply trap large airborne spores. These passive filters have to be regularly replaced and properly d...

HEPA Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health

...gerous or possibly fatal cardiovascular events. hepa filtration removed about 60 percent of the ultrafi...uring one period, the purifier was equipped with a hepa filter, and during the other, it ran without it. T... "We expected that removing air particles with the hepa filters would result in improvement of MVF, but we...

February is Designated as 'National Care About Your Indoor Air' Month

... can take to improve their indoor air quality. I also recommend using a portable air- cleaning unit that contains a high-efficiency particulate air or hepa filter." Easy Ways Consumers Can Improve Their Indoor Air Quality 1. Control the Sources of Indoor Air Pollution -- If possible, remove or re...

In the Aftermath: Smoke Odor and Fine Particulate Matter a Serious Concern

..., police departments, the military and thousands of American families. For more information on how an AllerAir air purifier with activated carbon and hepa filtration can safeguard your health and remove smoke odor, contact an indoor air quality expert today: 1-888-852-8247 or live online at http://www.a...

Device Can "Battle" Hospital Infections

...n and mold. That contrasts with the current conventional technology, hepa (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) paper filters, which trap large airborne ...anged frequently, stored carefully and subsequently destroyed. "With hepa filters, the spores are still alive, once they're collected, waiting to inf...

Childhood Asthma Can Be Kept Under Control By Cost-Effective Home Based Interventions

...vers on the child's mattress, box spring and pillows; air purifiers with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters; vacuum cleaners equipped with hepa filters; and professional pest control. The home-based interventions resulted in significant improvement in health status and reductions in resour...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

...ng, which has been proven to reduce the transmission of airborne and other infectious diseases be followed by passengers and they also urge the use of hepa filters on airplanes to further reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. ...
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