Using effective air sterilisation techniques is important in the prevention of infections. This is especially true in health care settings. There are a number of articles published which document improper air sterilisation. It is imperative to use appropriate techniques which sterilise the air in order to prevent the spread of disease.

Air Sterilisation for Hospitals and Healthcare Establishments

Inside a healthcare establishment, the air carries significant amounts of particulate matter, spores, virus, bacteria as well as volatile organic compounds. The volatile organic compounds are emitted by the furniture finish as well as the use of some cleaning solutions. Dust, dander and other pollen can be transported into the building on the clothes and skin of workers and patients.

Fumes and gasses can also be found contaminating inside air, which can easily infect patients after being transferred by the hands of humans.

Traditionally, hospitals have a raised risk of infection to those whose immunity has been compromised. This is due to bacteria and viruses which are airborne remaining active through the HVAC system. This can lead to a widespread outbreak throughout the entire building.