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N95 Masks are a precious commodity in today's global pandemic climate. No longer are these masks reserved for healthcare professionals and lab workers. N95 Masks are in demand all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by everyone from common citizens to healthcare workers, restaurant workers, manufacturing workers, retail workers, and the list goes on.
This is the Atlas N95 Mask Disinfectant Device. We have developed a device that can disinfect up to twelve N95 masks within about three minutes. With N95 masks in short supply the cost has skyrocketed. Companies all over the United States and abroad are trying to source these masks from foreign countries. You see it all over the news outlets, that the competition for N95 Masks is fierce and it seems that only the large corporations and institutions are able to negotiate deals to acquire them. This problem does not look like it's going away soon...
Instead of trying to source new N95 Masks after one use, use the Atlas N95 Mask Disinfection Unit to disinfect the masks and reuse them. This will save you money since you will not have to buy more masks to replace them after one use. In addition, it will ensure that you have a more steady supply of masks and not be worried about the lack of supply for N95 Masks for use by your employees and team members.
Are you concerned about sourcing N95 Masks? Have you accounted for a continuous supply of masks in your budget? The cost of N95 Masks is not regulated and very unstable. Not to mention the supply chain and ultimate availability... Get the Atlas N95 Mask Disinfectant Device and ensure your operations can continue by sterilizing and reusing the valuable masks you already have!
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), has become a critical aspect of every employee’s uniform. While normally PPE is only reserved for industries like healthcare, lab work, construction, etc. now it is becoming a requirement in most industries. For those who work in retail or food service, personal protective equipment is very important to their health and safety. Cashiers in businesses such as grocery stores, department stores, hardware stores, and really any retail environment are encouraged, and in some cases required to wear masks. Announcements are being made every day by large companies, and in
particular retailers about requirements for all employees to wear face masks while at work. This will only further the demand for N95 masks as more people are required to wear safety masks to perform their job duties.
What will this do to the availability of N95 Masks? In today’s environment where masks are already very scarce, the supply of these masks is only going to become more strained. It will be harder and harder to purchase N95 masks and other personal protective equipment as more and more companies and people require them.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus
Viruses are small infectious agents that replicate in living cells of other organisms such as in humans, animals and plants. Viruses are typically smaller than bacteria and while antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria; they aren't effective against viruses.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that range from the common cold to more severe diseases such as the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the 2012 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) . Scientists have 2 found that COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China, can remain infectious on surfaces at room temperature for up to nine days . In human-to-human transmission, coronaviruses 3 incubate for two to ten days and can spread via airborne droplets, contaminated hands or other surfaces.
This video from the World Health Organization (WHO) is a great resource to educate yourself on the origins of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. From the definition of "Corona" to the origins of the specific types of Coronaviruses, this video offers a basic understanding of the virus and how it works. It is important to know the mechanics of COVID-19 so you can understand how to mitigate the spread and protect yourself and those around you. As a business owner or individual responsible for the health and safety of
others you are probably providing or requiring Personal Protective Equipment. With the cost and availability of N95 masks and other types of PPE masks uncertain. The Atlas UV Disinfectant Device can not only save you money by allowing you to reuse PPE, but it can also ensure that you have a reliable supply of PPE.
The data listed in here is mainly derived from the following organizations. Please click on the images below to visit these sites. More detailed information about COVID-19 statistics and up to date information is posted on these sites frequently. The COVID-19 Coronavirus situation changes rapidly and we highly recommend that you stay up to date with current data, safety requirements, and Health Professional recommendations.
UVGI (Ultra-Violet Germicidal Irradiation) and COVID-19
Does UV-C Kill Airborne Viruses? The Ultraviolet Germicidal Wavelength (UV-C or UVGI) kills all known microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, molds and other pathogens–even antibiotic-resistant superbugs. ASHRAE states that the UV-C wavelength can kill 90% of all microorganisms living on HVAC air ducts and evaporator coils, depending on light intensity, length of exposure, UV lamp placement and lamp life cycle.
Does UV-C Kill the Coronavirus? Researchers don’t yet know as it has not been studied. Scientists do know that coronaviruses can transmit by the airborne route, as well as through direct contact. At the same time, research has shown that exposure to the UV-C waveform (253.7 nm) is a practical and cost-effective method of inactivating airborne viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria,and fungi on clean surfaces. Overall UV-C is a supplemental and extremely effective approach to fighting infectious diseases.
Real world testing has been performed on the Atlas UV Disinfectant Device. It has been proven to effectively disinfect contaminated N95 masks within a period of 3 minutes.
The snippet listed here, published by UV Resources, is in reference to ASHRAE's recent position paper titled "ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols." This article covers various methods to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases using different means and methods to affect the built environment. In doing this, the publication by ASHRAE validates the use of UVGI as a means of disinfecting occupied spaces and air ducts. Therefore, validating that UVGI is effective at decontamination of varying types of surfaces by destroying viruses, bacteria, and other types of microorganisms.
ASHRAE's Board of Directors designated its highest research priorities on both upper-air/room UV-C and duct/ air-handler UV-C technology. Its position on airborne infectious diseases recognizes the germicidal wavelength as an option to help mitigate the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses. Authors note that research shows "UV-C in both the upper-room and in-duct configurations can inactivate some disease-transmitting organisms, that it can affect disease transmission rates, and that it can be safely deployed."
ASHRAE stands for American Society of Heating Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineers. This Society is a not for profit Organization that has thousands of members across the World. Their function is to research new and existing methods and technologies to execute the Vision of: A healthy and sustainable built environment for all. ASHRAE has been studying the effectiveness of UVGI for many years.
Click on the ASHRAE logo for a link to their position paper on Infectious Aerosols.
If you have any questions regarding the Atlas UV Cabinet please reach out to us at 844-993-0707.