Amongst a pandemic, healthcare professionals and patients working in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes are at a particularly high risk of infection due to unavoidable contact with the Covid-19 virus. These professionals have a responsibility to keep these spaces safe and disinfected to ensure healthcare staff and patient safety. With ozone mist and ozonated water technology, healthcare workers have a new weapon in the fight against the virus that has infected millions worldwide.
The Battlefield: Hospital and Clinics
In response to the pandemic, hospitals and clinics have implemented stricter rules on wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and visitors. Even so, there are still pathogens floating in the air from mask spillage, incorrect use of PPE, and outside sources. And sometimes, it is just unfeasible to wear a mask or other protective gear. As COVID-19 is growing more contagious patients and hospital staff is among the most susceptible to infection. Earlier this year, in London, two hospital wards had to be shut down due to COVID-19 infections among patients and staff. According to White House leading immunologist Dr. Fauci, the new evidence shows significantly more aerosol transmission of the virus than experts originally thought. This implies that we need extra measures to ensure safe air and space for hospitals and clinics.
The Dilemma for Care Home Visitors
Being able to rely on PPE is not enough for residents of senior care homes. Staff can wear PPE, but it is impractical to ask residents to wear them all the time. As these residents are of the most at-risk age group, many care senior care homes limit or even ban visitors to protect their residents. However, these measures have damaging effects on the resident’s mental and physical health. Residents who feel helpless in the absence of loved ones are at a higher risk of premature death. These restrictions are also taking away the final moments families get with their loved ones. In Melbourne, Australia, a dying mother had to spend her final week of life separated from their family.
The fight with Covid-19 is going to be a long and difficult one. More families are going to be affected by and demand visiting rights. Healthcare professionals need to establish a safe environment for family visits in care homes in this difficult time.
Better Sanitation for Healthcare
To ensure patients and healthcare professionals have a healthy and safe environment, hospitals and clinics need to meet a higher environmental standard. The air that we breathe carries bacteria and viruses. COVID-19 is just one of many pathogens and toxins which can cause disease and death via our respiratory pathways. And using the wrong chemical disinfectants can lead to respiratory problems and headaches.
A solution to this is to use misting ozone. Ozone is a strong natural oxidizer that can oxidize almost anything. Once reacted with pathogens, ozone turns into oxygen and leaves no chemical residuals. With a concentration of 0.05 to 0.1 ppm, ozone is safe for people to be around. Ozonated water in mist form, or misting ozone can reach all corners of a space, effectively disinfecting the air in a room.
Breaking News: Ozone can kill COVID-19
The ozone space sanitizer system is effective at neutralizing the deadly COVID-19 virus. The Biosure Professional Space Sanitizer System Plus (SSS Plus) is the most powerful ozone sanitizer on the market, releasing ozonated water in a mist with a higher concentration of ozone at 0.05 to 0.1 ppm — harmless to humans but deadly against Covid-19. According to studies from Fujita Health University, ozone is particularly effective at killing COVID-19 in humid conditions. The BioSure Professional system also comes with a humidification function that maximizes the potency of ozone.
Ozone kills other bacteria and viruses
Despite the threat of Covid-19, other microorganisms in the air can also be harmful to us. The BioSure Professional SSS Plus Plus produces potent ozone that can oxidize and kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, such as H1N1 and E Coli, in the space of 52 square meters and at a rate of 3000 times faster than Chlorine.
It can refresh the air
The SSS Plus removes odor thanks to the oxidizing properties of misting ozone. The BioLux SSS Plus can oxidize and remove both pathogens and odor molecules in the air and turn them into oxygen, providing fresh air in confined spaces.
It can do more than sanitize
Dry nasal passages make us more susceptible to viruses. The SSS Plus is also a humidifier, a device that has been shown to alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms, as well as keep nasal cavities moisturized –- lowering the overall chance of infection.
It’s environmentally friendly
Air sanitizer systems should not pollute our environment. There are many methods for ozone production but the electrolytic method stands out for being the most efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective over the long term. Using an advanced electrolytic process, such as BioLux’s patented electrolytic ozone technology allows for ozonated water generation without nitrogen oxides. Ozone produced by patented electrolytic ozone technology is byproduct-free and reacts with pathogens, including Covid-19, eliminating it in every corner of the space, leaving the room virus and bacteria free before turning back into oxygen.
It’s safe for humans
Some air purifiers and disinfection technologies effectively kill bacteria and viruses, but they can also be harmful to humans. UV irradiation systems have been reported to cause skin cancer, and poorly designed ozone systems may release nitrogen oxides of ozone of a concentration that is harmful to humans.
Safety is at the heart of the SSS Plus design. This system produces ozone at a tightly controlled concentration that is safe for humans. Their patented electrolytic ozone technology ensures this low concentration ozone is also nitrogen oxides-free. On top of that, the system automatically shuts itself when there are people within 80cm of the machine.
Ozone is Our Front Line COVID-19 Defense
With proper measures taken, we can keep a virus-free household or workplace and have peace of mind during a pandemic. Thanks to misting ozone through electrolytic ozone generation, Covid-19 transmission can be a worry of the past so long as we’re using ozonated water against the virus. Hand washing and social distancing are still essential for staying healthy. But thanks to technological achievements and devices like the SSS Plus, we can slowly move towards a semblance of normal life before the pandemic and keep our spaces virus-free. To learn more about the SSS Plus and electrolytic ozone technology, visit xxx.