April 30 through May 4 is 2018 Air Quality Awareness Week. The EPA along with its AirNow partners–the NOAA National Weather Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the U.S. Department of State—announced that Air Quality Awareness Week 2018 will have the theme of “Air Quality Where You Are”. Their goal is to “promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution.”
At LifeAire, we are pleased to join colleagues in increasing awareness towards air quality and its impact on patient outcomes. We are well-versed when it comes to the adverse impact that air pollution can have on sensitive medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical environments.
Airborne contamination is—after all—at the genesis of the LifeAire product line and its mission.
Should you be thinking about air quality for your IVF practice and medical facility?
In conversations with colleagues, there is a growing list of medical and laboratory directors who are becoming concerned about the new construction down the street, road resurfacing out front, or—in one extreme case—the rapidly approaching forest fire across town whos smoke is noticeable as you walk the halls.
If you can smell airborne elements such as smoke or exhaust, this is of great concern to patient care and to all that we represent at LifeAire. To be honest, air quality is important enough to focus on even when you can’t smell it. Possible contaminants such as smoke, tar, fresh asphalt, restaurant fumes and car or truck exhaust are disconcerting factors that impact clinical outcomes. Engineers, medical professionals and our team can partner to address these common threats in order to comprehensively protect their medical facility.
Read our recent article about the many sources of airborne pathogens that could adversely affect the air quality at your facility—affecting you, your patients, and indeed the outcomes of your entire facility.
Are you having a conversation about air quality where you are?
Maybe visit AirNow.gov to get the conversation started. Look outside for any of several real-world sources of airborne contaminants, and discuss the possible effects those contaminants are having on your facility.
We’d like to hear from you. LifeAire’s mission is helping the medical community achieve the most pure-air environment possible for applications in IVF and in the life sciences. Let us show you the difference between what hospitals and clinics are thinking is clean, filtered air versus what is actually persistent in their cleanroom facilities.