We take air quality seriously at River District Dentistry. That's why we've made the significant investment of purchasing hospital-grade air purifiers, and placing them in the lobby and in EVERY treatment room.
They run continuously, cleaning our clinic air of any particulates and odours, and can scrub an entire treatment room's air volume eighteen times per hour. We selected the IQAir series for a variety of reasons:
- Multiple awards and selections: Chosen by the US Olympic Committee for athlete living and training quarters during the 2008 games in Beijing. American Lung Association educational partner. 4x Consumer's Digest Premium Best Buy winner. Finnish Institute of Occupational Health best-in-class Air Purifier. But perhaps most notably, during the SARS coronavirus outbreak of 2003, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority tested numerous air control options that would help reduce the spread of the SARS virus and make for a safer and cleaner environment. Ultimately, the HKHA selected the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier to be placed in over 150 of the hospitals and healthcare facilities it manages. This is the same unit we have selected for use here at River District Dentistry.
- Effectiveness: Most air filters meet the HEPA standard of filtering 99.95% of particles down to 0.3 microns. Ultrafine particles like some dust allergens (~0.25 microns), dander (~0.1 microns), smoke (~0.01 microns), and viruses (~0.005 microns) are not filtered by regular HEPA filters. But lQAir's HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size! This is 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary HEPA filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a typical virus.
- Swiss-made and tested: IQAir has a long-standing history of high-end design, innovation, precision, and reliability. Refined over a half century of business, their quality control measures include individually testing each unit and hand-signing a Certificate of Performance before it ships from their manufacturing facility in Switzerland.