CO2 + IAQ Monitoring

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CO2 + IAQ Monitoring

Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) at room temperature, is a colourless and odourless gas which, when concentrations build high enough, can cause employees and visitors in your buildings to become ill. Therefore, regular CO2 testing is vital in creating a safe working environment.

The legal limit of CO2 concentration in an indoor setting is 5000 parts per million (ppm), however this is well above the concentration needed to be able to feel the effects of the gas. Even at around 1000 ppm, a loss of decision making is apparent in the workforce.

In the COVID-19 era, ventilation and air quality are directly linked to COVID-19 infection risk. Improved airflows are essential to dilute concentrations of potentially viral infected air from infected individuals.

A quick and easy way to check the quality of ventilation in a space is to measure CO₂ levels.

This strategy has been used to successfully combat the spread of tuberculosis (TB); a deadly airborne pathogen just like COVID-19 but which has a significantly higher mortality rate and is harder to inactivate. Historical data has proven that during a TB outbreak, CO₂ concentrations above 1000 PPM significantly increased the risk of becoming infected. Improving the building ventilation to a CO₂ concentration of 600 PPM stopped the outbreak in its tracks.

The use of UV-C disinfection solutions has also been shown to stop the transmission of TB. This leads us to conclude that, together, CO2 testing and UV-C disinfection will have a game-changing effect in suppressing the COVID-19-pandemic.

During our visit, we will be able to advise you on how you can keep CO2 levels low, to ensure that your workforce is safer and is working effectively with cleaner air.

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