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Fellowes AeraMax Pro AM3 and AM4 air purifiers have been proven to be effective in eliminating aerosolised concentration of SARS-CoV-2, the highly transmissible and pathogenic virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease pandemic, by 99.9999% through a single air pass test of the purifier. Here we explain how this breakthrough could mean a healthier future for the education sector. 

From offices through to hospitality and leisure facilities, our shared spaces already have  stringent hand washing procedures and  antibacterial surface cleaning  policies in place. Yet, despite these necessary measures, the spread of  flu-like  viruses  continues to be a major concern in these environments– especially since the arrival of COVID-19.

Whilst hand washing and surface sanitisation are proficient at stopping the spread of some bacteria, viruses and germs present on hands  and  surfaces, most people catch flu and the common cold through airborne droplets  produced by coughing, sneezing, and even just talking.

Numerous scientific studies  have  demonstrated  beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses such as COVID-19 are transmitted from person to person by aerosolised droplets.

Within a closed indoor environment, viruses and diseases can easily travel through the air. Due to their small size, viruses can remain suspended in the air for long periods, travelling large distances. All it takes is the inhalation of one to three particles to induce an infection.

Living in the air for several hours after release, and with people often spending prolonged amounts of time in these areas, they are constantly exposed to air pollutants.

Fellowes volunteered its air purifiers to be tested against the health-threatening airborne-transmitted COVID-19 virus contaminants at the University of Genoa, School of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine. The study found that the Fellowes air purifiers neutralised the airborne viral load of SARS-CoV-2 entirely and were able to remove 99.9999% of the aerosolised SARS-CoV-2 through a single pass of the purifier.

The result comes following the manufacturer’s earlier studies, where its AeraMax Pro products showed a 99.99% airborne reduction of a coronavirus surrogate and 99.9% removal of the H1N1 flu virus (commonly known as Swine Flu).

Commenting on the study, Dr. Alberto Izzotti at the University of Genoa, School of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine said: “The AeraMax Pro AM3 and 4 air purifiers were evaluated in extreme laboratory operating conditions, certainly much more critical and difficult than the real environmental situation. This situation was purposely designed since it is necessary to test the effectiveness of similar sanitising devices in critical conditions to guarantee their effective performance. Despite the extreme conditions used, the Fellowes air purification technology was able to neutralise the airborne viral load.”

For over a decade, Fellowes AeraMax air purifiers have been a leading choice for localised air purification. Fellowes is the only solution that combines 4-stage True HEPA filtration with EnviroSmart™ and PureView™ Technologies. EnviroSmart utilises multiple sensors to continuously monitor contaminants, room occupancy and automatically adjust to provide maximum protection. PureView makes the invisible, visible with real-time screen updates on air quality and machine performance. This immediate feedback instills peace of mind for room occupants.

The most effective way to  clean the  indoor  air  everyone  shares is to introduce HEPA air purifiers.

Introducing AeraMax Pro Air Purifiers will not only reduce the risk of virus transmission and promote a healthier environment but can also help increase the wellbeing of those working in or using any shared facility, which in turn can improve workforce productivity and enhance the experience of those visiting as customers.

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