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Maintaining a high level of indoor air quality
The indoor air quality in a doctor’s office is subject to many of the same challenges as a home or business in the same geographic area. Outdoor air pollution drifts indoors and thus becomes indoor air pollution. As a result, the air quality in doctors’ offices near freeways or other sources of air pollution will reflect the poor air quality outdoors. This can cause discomfort for patients, especially those who are suffering from respiratory conditions such as allergies or asthma. In addition, doctors' offices and waiting rooms can experience higher levels of airborne viruses, bacteria and other contaminants as a result of many patients waiting or in consultation. Because patients with immunocompromised systems are often present in the environment, extra care must be given to protecting their health by creating and maintaining a high level of indoor air quality.
Air quality can affect your staff too
In addition to protecting patients, the doctor’s office must consider the effect of poor indoor air quality on the physicians and staff. One study showed that while workers in Canada miss an average of 6.7 days of work each year for health reasons, the rate for health-care workers is 11.8 days per year. In this context, cleaner, healthier air in the doctor’s office has an important potential economic benefit too.
An IQAir air purifier in your waiting room thus has important benefits for doctors, staff and patients. IQAir is proud to count hundreds of physicians among its loyal customers and has created an affiliate program for doctors. The Affiliate Program offers substantial benefits to the practice and its patients. To learn more about the IQAir Affiliate Program, contact an IQAir territory manager today at 888-400-5070.