Purge Virus is pleased to provide these indoor air quality (IAQ Services) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic and help increase safety and productivity for years to come beyond COVID-19 for businesses in Kansas.
Allergens, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds are all around us from products we buy to furniture and interior finishes. With many workplace environments that have closed windows and central HVAC systems, we are vulnerable to “Sick Building Syndrome” (SBS). According to ASHRAE, the estimated productivity decrement caused by SBS symptoms has an annual cost of $60 billion. A 20-50% reduction in these symptoms, considered feasible and practical, would bring annual economic benefits of $10 billion to $30 billion.
Clean Indoor Air = Safety and Savings
ASHRAE Estimated potential productivity gains from improvements in indoor environments.
Reduced respiratory illness: 16 to 37 million avoided cases of common cold or influenza: $6 – $14 billion
Reduced allergies and asthma: 8% to 25% decrease in symptoms within 53 million allergy sufferers and 16 million asthmatics: $1 – $4 billion
Reduced sick building syndrome symptoms: 20% to 50% reduction in SBS health symptoms experienced frequently at work by approximately 15 million workers: $10 – $30 billion
Improved worker performance from changes in thermal environment and lighting (beyond SBS): $20 – $160 billion
IAQ Services offered by Purge Virus include IAQ Assessment, IAQ Site Visit, PTAC Units, Mini Split Systems, and Ceiling Cassettes. These services will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote Indoor Air Quality for businesses in Kansas.
For more news on COVID-19 in Kansas: Kansas working through details of who gets vaccinated when
“Kansas is working through the details of exactly who will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines in exactly what order as it concentrates on giving shots mostly to health care workers this month.
Gov. Laura Kelly told leaders of the Legislature this past week that the vaccines have gone mostly to health care workers, though that group also includes employees in state prisons. She said vaccines could go ‘almost exclusively’ to health care workers into mid-January but also suggested some doses already have reached nursing homes.
Kelly told The Topeka Capital-Journal in an interview that prison inmates are to get vaccinated before the general public because they’re in ‘congregate’ housing, but the state doesn’t expect vaccines to be available for some adults for at least several months.”