Texas Education Agency (TEA) Says Indoor Anti-Virus Air Filtration Systems May Increase Student Attendance and Health | Texas News
IVP Announces Continuous Indoor Air Disinfection Filter System Proven to “Catch and Kill” â¢ Over 99.99% of the Virus That Causes COVID-19, and Now Other Bacteria, Allergens, Pollens and Spores dangerous airborne, instantly
HOUSTON, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – October 19, 2021 – âImproving indoor air quality (IAQ) at school has been shown to reduce respiratory disease, improve infection rates and have a positive impact on student attendance. This includes reducing COVID-19 rates but extends to reducing the spread of other respiratory illnesses (common cold, flu, etc.) and reducing the severity of asthma symptoms, âTexas Guidelines Education Agency, updated 7/10/21.
“Proven PVI technology takes ‘certified HEPA’ to another level with its patented submicron, instantaneous science of capturing and destroying not only the coronavirus, but also other airborne irritants that can be harmful. and worsen asthma. Our school’s airflows should be the safest in the world. IVP stands above the competition as the only filter capable of destroying all airborne contaminants in a single pass, âsaid IVP Executive Director Dr. Garrett peel. âStudies by a certified National Air Filtration Association and an ASHRAE-approved air biology laboratory concluded that PVI was capable of destroying (> 99.99%) other airborne contaminants in the air. air such as pollen, ragweed, spores, other allergens and bacteria.
IVP’s mobile air disinfection filtration systems have been in use for over a year on US school campuses. TEA data shows that these districts, like Slidell and Galveston, have better footfall, reduce COVID-19 cases overall, and stay open year round.
The TEA recently updated the guidelines for K-12 schools:
- The research results clearly show that improvements in indoor air quality improve respiratory health outcomes.
- Improving air quality is also linked to improving student performance, especially in their âattention spanâ;
- All ventilation systems are not created equal, “HEPA certified” in multiple mobile units in indoor spaces can work more efficiently.
The guidelines continue to call for “upgrading air filtration systems” to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.
TEA Guidelines for Indoor Anti-Virus Air Filtration Systems
âSchool buildings can be made safer by installing mobile units and PVI air filters in HVAC systems. This technology should be best practice as it will boost performance, productivity and keep our schools safer and better equipped for the future, âsaid Dr. Kenneth thorpe, Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
More than 100 US healthcare facilities have PVI technology on their campuses, including: University Hospital System (Bexar County, Texas), Methodist Hospital (Texas Medical Center), Steward Healthcare, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Medical Properties Trust, Omega (nursing homes), MD Anderson Cancer Center, Graystone Communities (the largest community operator of retirement homes in the United States), post-acute medical campuses across the United States, including their COVID-19 zones, and NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals across the country. IVP is partnering with the Texas Hospital Association to help provide scientifically proven technologies to improve indoor air quality safety for patients, families and members of the healthcare team.
IVP was installed in the George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston, TX), University of houston Moores School of Music and Opera House and at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (Houston, TX). The hospitality industry has embraced the technology with deployments at the Canyon Ranch Spa (the world’s largest) at the Palazzo and Venetian Casino complexes in Las Vegas, Nevada, the InterContinental Houston Hotel Medical Center, as well as the headquarters of the Hilton Hotel in McLean, Virginia, and other Hilton hotel flagships including the Hilton Tysons Corner and select Rosewood hotels, to name a few.
IVP has helped reopen entertainment venues, businesses, and restaurants across the United States, including the Hunton Group Headquarters, American Airlines Integrated Operations Center, municipality offices to include Baytown, Texas and its courthouse and municipal offices, as well as the Wayne County prison system, serving the most populous county in the state of Michigan. The Texas State Department of Public Safety and the Texas Department of Emergency Management have also purchased PVI biotechnology for high-risk healthcare and service areas across the state.
Mobile IVP units and HVAC filters have been awarded by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as cutting edge technology in the fight against COVID-19. Engineering News-Record named Technology Journalist of the Year 2020 by IVP, and its inventor, Monzer Hourani, as recipient of the excellence award for 2021 (engineer of the year). The technology is also approved for emergency use by the United States Federal Drug Administration during COVID-19 and meets ASHRAE and ISO standards for air quality and filtration. IVP’s Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System is the only proven technology that can “Catch and Kill” â¢ real SARS-CoV-2 (99.999%) and anthrax spores (99.98%) , instantly, in a single pass. Independent research was conducted by the Texas Center for SuperConductivity in University of houston, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, UTMB’s Galveston National Laboratory and peer reviewed with publication by scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), www.ivpair.com.
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