HEPA vs. ULPA Filter Systems
How Does Filtration Work?
Both HEPA and ULPA filters consist of innumerable tiny strands of randomly arranged borosilicate glass microfibers. Flowing through this vast labyrinth of fibers, particles get filtered out of the air through three main physical mechanisms: interception, inertial impaction, and diffusion.
WHO clears up the Misunderstanding on Asymptomatic Transmission. Phew!
How do you tell the difference between an Asymptomatic Carrier & a Presymptomatic Carrier in your dental chair?
Dentists at greater risk than nurses or flight attendants!
Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 puts dental professionals at high risk.
****Airborne transmission puts all dental professionals at extremely high risk. Mitigate that risk with the AeroShield Aerosol Eliminator. Reduce the amount of bioaerosols in your office by capturing the aerosols at the source before they can spread.****
It is therefore extremely important, that the national authorities acknowledge the reality that the virus spreads through air, and recommend that adequate control measures be implemented to prevent further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in particularly removal of the virus-laden droplets from indoor air by ventilation.
SARS-CoV-2 Air & Surface Contamination - Considerations for Dentists
Longevity of SARS-CoV-2 : Info for Dentists
Here are some examples of the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in relation to the dental office:
• The virus is viable up to 72 hours after application to plastic and stainless steel surfaces, like the dental chair.
• The virus is viable up to 24 hours on cardboard surfaces, like glove and mask boxes which are commonly kept in the operatory.
• The virus is viable in suspended aerosols up to three hours, like the bioaerosols created during dental procedures.
****The best defense is to use your AeroShield Aerosol Eliminator to remove aerosols before they can get into your operatory. Catch them at the source because once this virus is in the air, it is widely dispersed. Combined with the virus’s ability to live outside the body for long periods of time, this leads to high transmissibility. Keeping the virus out of the air as much as possible is the best way to decrease transmission - use AeroShield Aerosol Eliminator with every patient to reduce levels of bioaerosols in the dental operatory. See more here.****