Residents and staff in nursing and care homes share in each other’s company, their stories, and celebrations. However, they also share the same indoor air. As the elderly and infirm often have compromised or weakened immune systems, the indoor air quality in nursing homes is crucial.
Nursing and care home residents are often deprived of the health benefits that clean air affords. With much of their time spent indoors, our elderly loved ones can be exposed to harmful indoor air pollutants such as toxic fumes, unpleasant odors, and airborne viruses and bacteria.
In 2017, the EU-27’s standardized death rate from respiratory diseases for people aged 65 and over was a staggering 38 times higher than the standardized death rate of those under the age of 65.1
Studies show that an increase of 0.9ppm of carbon monoxide in air pollution causes a significant increase in cardiovascular hospital admissions in the elderly.2
More people are dying in care homes than in hospitals due to COVID-19. For every 1,000 people in their mid-seventies or older who are infected with the virus, 116 — approximately one in nine — will die.3,4. Elderly people are at high risk of developing complications or even mortality due to infectious airborne diseases.
Spending up to 20 hours a day indoors5, many elderly people miss out on the benefits of fresh, clean air. VIRUSKILLER™ isn't just any ordinary air purifier -- it provides healthy air to elderly nursing home residents who aren’t able to easily access the outdoors.
With a high prevalence of comorbidity, the elderly are at significantly greater risk from COVID-19 and other life-threatening illnesses6. VIRUSKILLER™ safely decontaminates indoor air, providing real-time protection from airborne viruses and bacteria.
VIRUSKILLER™ tackles indoor air pollutants, pathogens, and allergens, providing comfort and relief to allergy sufferers and greater protection for those residents with acute respiratory conditions and illnesses.
Fumes and airborne traces of ammonia and other waste, as well as odors from cooking and cleaning chemicals are safely and efficiently neutralized by VIRUSKILLER™ premium activated carbon filters.
All-day protection from airborne contaminants, viruses, pathogens, and allergens throughout nursing homes provides a safe environment for both residents and their caregivers who live together in close quarters.
With a VIRUSKILLER™ for every space, residents and staff can breathe easy. The VK 103 decontaminates dining areas and communal spaces, the VK 401 freshens bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, and the compact Hextio is perfectly designed for personal use.
Engineered Infection Prevention
Unrivalled performance against organic pathogens -- viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi -- as well as allergens, irritants, smoke and VOCs.
Simple operation means out of the box indoor air safety, with no complex installation, setup or renovation required.
Ultra-high performance UV-C germicidal decontamination housed within a patented Reactor Chamber for safe, real-time operation.
VIRUSKILLER™ precision airflow control draws contaminated air away from occupants, expelling clean, fresh air into the breathing zone of the room.
Air first passes through a series of filters, including a pre-filter, an activated carbon filter, and a high-end HEPA filter, trapping both large and ultrafine particles for future disposal.
Toxic gases from outdoor air pollutants, as well as indoor odors and fumes from carpets, flooring, and cleaning chemicals are neutralized within minutes.
Our patented Reactor Chamber is the heart of VIRUSKILLER™, ensuring that any remaining viruses, bacteria, and gases are deactivated on a single air pass.
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We’re spending more time inside, but instead of being safe from pollutants, we’re more exposed than ever. Indoor air is on average two to five times more polluted than the air outside7 — yet despite greater awareness of airborne diseases, we continue to share the same contaminated air.
Embrace clean air technology and bring fresh air back inside and join the community that is committed to turning the tables on poor indoor air.
VIRUSKILLER™ by Radic8 is more than just an air purifier. With almost two decades of research and development and installations across the globe, the challenge of poor indoor air quality is being solved one space at a time, enabling Radic8 to share clean air with everyone, everywhere.
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This toolkit provides you with all the information you need to help improve the indoor air quality at work.
By implementing preventative measures and understanding the importance of clean, fresh air and adequate ventilation, you can help reduce the negative impact of indoor air pollution.
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