The IQAir Dental series air purifiers have been developed to enable dentists to specifically deal with the gases, odours, bacterias’ and viruses they come into contact daily.
During normal day to day procedures dentists, dental hygienists, assistants and patients find themselves exposed to high levels of chemicals and airborne contaminants.
Exposure to even small levels of harmful and toxic chemicals can have serious and potentially result in long-term health complications.
Mercury (Hg) and Disinfectants
Regular exposure to mercury vapour from dental amalgam removal and placement and possible toxic effects from prolonged exposure to chemicals like Phenols and Aldehydes (formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde) from disinfectant use are serious consideration for any dental surgery.
Airborne Microorganism contaminants
Bacteria and viruses are easily spread through a dental practice, from standard procedures such as drilling and scaling.
As ultra fine aerosols are generated from normal dental procedures, the resulting moisture droplets containing blood, saliva and filling particles that can be captured by the IQAir unit, stay airborne for many hours, presenting a high risk of infectious disease transmission.
To arm the dental industry IQAir developed two options to combat the airborne issues they constantly face.
IQAir Dental Pro – A broad spectrum dental air purifier system to capture the widest range of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), mercury vapour, gases and chemical odours found in a dental environment.
IQAir Dental HG – Is specifically designed to deal with mercury vapour generated from drilling and placement of dental amalgams.
IQAir Dental Series Accessory
For source capture of mercury vapour the unit can be supplied with a flexible hosed vaccum system that can be placed on a patients chest for maximum effect.
Known as the FlexVac accessory, it comes as either a wall mounted or floor kit accessory.
Medical grade air filtration is often misleadingly quoted at being at the standard HEPA 0.3 microns, when in fact the HEPA standard is the very lowest air filtration quality standard that should be used when assessing the filtration capabilities of an air purifier system.
The truth is that the majority of harmful airborne pollutants such as bacteria and virus are 0.1 microns and even smaller, meaning a so called medical-grade HEPA filter can never capture these dangerous pollutants.
Our true medical grade air purifier solutions, from IQAir, capture the ultrafine particles in the air down to 0.003 microns. That is up to 100x more filtration than a standard 0.3 microns HEPA system.
IQAir’s medical grade units are used in a wide range of medical facilities to control airborne microbe and other particle contaminants. Amongst these is the Hong Kong Hospital Authority who chose only IQAir systems to help fight the SARS outbreak and control the infection. Read the Authorities press release here.
The number 1 air cleaning solution manufacturer worldwide a list of some of IQAirs clients can be downloaded here.
Please contact us to discuss your needs and strategies we can bring to bear with IQAir.