Reducing Airborne Viruses at Our Clinics
Pollutants, dust, allergens, mold, bacteria, and viruses are all common types of particles in the air. In many cases, you can’t see them.
Kids Dental Experts® recently installed active air purification systems. The systems kill pathogens such as the COVID-19 virus. Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) technology has been proven to have very high effectiveness in killing the SARS Cov-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Through the process of needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI)™, the patented technology uses an electronic charge to create a plasma field filled with a high concentration of + and – ions. As these ions travel with the air stream, they attach to particles, pathogens and gases. Ions help to agglomerate fine sub-micron particles, making them filterable. To kill pathogens, the ions rob them of life-sustaining hydrogen, breaking down harmful VOCs with an Electron Volt Potential under twelve (eV<12) into harmless compounds like O2, CO2, N2, and H2O. The ions produced travel within the air stream into the occupied spaces, cleaning the air everywhere the ions travel, even in spaces unseen, protecting patients and caregivers.
What is an Ion?
An ion is a molecule or atom that is positively or negatively charged, meaning it has electrons to give or needs electrons to become uncharged, thus becoming stable.
Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) uses multiple data points to formulate performance validation statements. GPS technology is used in a wide range of applications across diverse environmental conditions. Since locations will vary, clients should evaluate their individual application and environmental conditions when making an assessment regarding the technology’s potential benefits.
The use of this technology is not intended to take the place of reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of pathogens. It is important to comply with all applicable public health laws and guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments and health authorities as well as official guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html), including but not limited to social distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the use of face masks.