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Asthma and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): Managing the Triggers in the School or Workplace

As stated in the American Lung Association’s online article Breathe Well, Live Well, “A chronic disease, asthma has an economic impact particularly as it relates to the adult work force. Asthma accounted for an estimated 14.2 million lost work days in 2008, and $5 billion in lost productivity.” The ALA also shares on their website that “Students with asthma miss nearly 13 million school days every year due to illness.”

With many Americans spending as much as 90% of their time indoors (according to the EPA) and many spending the majority of their work time in an office environment it makes sense to make sure the air you breathe in those environments is the cleanest air possible – especially when you have a condition such as asthma. Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others show that “indoor environments sometimes can have levels of pollutants that are actually higher than levels found outside.” By managing your indoor air environment through air treatment including air filtration and air disinfection, those common triggers of asthma such as mold, dust mites, secondhand smoke, and others can be lessened or possibly eliminated.

Ultravation offers several commercial indoor air solutions for improving the air in larger indoor air spaces.  The Photronic integrates into central air systems up to 5 tons. It is a multistage, comprehensive treatment system that is designed to be effective in higher CFM (cubic foot per minute) scenarios as in common public spaces such as buildings, schools, or other large central gathering spaces.

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