Occupied Spaces

In occupied spaces, viruses may transmit from person to person via infectious airborne aerosols.

  • There is a growing consensus¬†among scientific experts that SARS-CoV-2 is airborne and can be spread through viral aerosols.
  • Infectious viral aerosols can remain in the air for long periods of time: studies suggest SARS-CoV-2 can remain in the air for up to 16 hours which is why continuous effective air purification is recommended.
  • Indoor spaces such as common areas, waiting rooms, offices, dining areas, bathrooms, and elevators pose a high risk for airborne transmission.

The CDC, FDA and an open letter to the W.H.O. from 239 scientists recommend using germicidal UV-C to combat transmission.

  • Germicidal ultraviolet (UV-C) air purification is a critical component of a comprehensive virus mitigation strategy in occupied indoor spaces.
  • Continuous air cleaning is an equally important approach to reducing the transmission of viruses from person to person just as washing hands and sanitizing surfaces are.
  • Bluezone products achieve the highest level of microbial kill using UV enhanced oxidation.

Effective air cleaning is a critical element of infection management and risk mitigation, and Bluezone products are highly effective at killing airborne viral loads. Air cleaning is often overlooked, but easily addressed using Bluezone. For more information on the efficacy of Bluezone against airborne viruses, please read ARE Labs – Efficacy of the Bluezone device against aerosolized MS2 Virus..

The Bluezone Model 420, can be crucial to reducing the transmission of viruses in occupied spaces. For more information on this model, please visit our product page.