Medical Offices and Waiting Rooms

Dental Offices

Dentists, hygienists, dental lab technicians, and their patients, require specialized protection from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and microbiological contaminants specific to the dental industry.

Exposure to nitrous oxide is still considered one of the major occupational hazards of working in dentistry. Because nitrous oxide is minimally metabolized, it retains its potency when exhaled into the room by the patient, and can cause anything from mild disorientation to long-term health hazards for staff if the room is improperly ventilated. At high concentrations, it is an asphyxiant. At lower levels, it can cause damage to cardiovascular, hepatic, hematopoietic, reproductive and central nervous systems.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the permissible exposure limit for nitrous oxide in the workplace is 25 parts per million, averaged over an 8-hour work day. By using portable air purifiers in rooms where nitrous oxide is administered, you can rest assured that you are helping to create a safer working environment.

Mercury vapours can also be a danger to those working in the dental industry. Studies have shown that dental personnel have higher than normal levels of mercury in their systems from exposure during amalgam fillings and removals. The mercury from this vapour can quickly travel to the kidneys, liver, intestines, heart, brain and other organs, causing serious chronic health issues.

High-quality room air purifiers from Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers feature medical-grade HEPA filtration, custom-mixed activated carbon beds and optional germicidal UVC lamps to help reduce nitrous oxide, mercury vapours, drill aerosols, dust, airborne bacteria and viruses, and the strong odours produced from lab ovens. Talk to us today about creating a better indoor air environment for you, your staff, and your patients.

Doctors’ Offices and Waiting Rooms

Doctors’ offices, examination rooms and waiting areas sometimes require additional air filtration to help remove bioaerosols and chemicals that can compromise the health of doctors, nurses and office staff, as well as their patients. Although the office itself, and the building it is located in, can certainly be contributors to poor indoor air quality (e.g., poor ventilation, sealed windows, inadequate cleaning services, gases from cleaning agents, etc.), visiting patients can also be a major cause of health-related air quality issues.

Considering the sheer volume of sick people who pass through a doctor’s office in the average day, it’s no wonder that health care workers and support staff often exhibit higher than average absenteeism rates due to illness. In fact, a Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report reveals that Canadian health care workers are absent from work approximately 11.8 days per year due to health reasons, compared with only 6.7 days for other workers.

Exposure to bioaerosols (e.g., organic dust consisting of pathogenic or non-pathogenic live or dead bacteria and fungi, viruses, bacterial endotoxins, mycotoxins, peptidoglycans, ß(1→3)-glucans, high molecular weight (HMW) allergens, pollen, plant fibres, etc.) are associated with a wide range of adverse health effects, including contagious infectious diseases, acute toxic effects and cancer. Respiratory symptoms and lung function impairment are perhaps the most immediate and visible effects of bioaerosols on health, and for many, a key reason to take a closer look at their indoor air quality.

A key issue today is the airborne transmission of diseases, which has been increasingly recognized as a serious hazard for health care workers and patients alike. According to the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, room air cleaners are an important and necessary technology for decreasing the concentration of airborne infectious pathogens in a room, and for preventing the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis, chicken pox, shingles and measles.

By operating air purifiers featuring medical-grade HEPA filtration, 15 lbs. or more of activated carbon, and a germicidal UVC lamp for enhanced protection from bioaerosols in your examination rooms and office areas, you and your staff can enjoy a cleaner and safer work environment.

In addition, by operating a high-quality, compact air purifier from Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers in your waiting area, you can contribute to the comfort and health of your patients by helping to reduce allergy and asthma triggers, harmful chemicals, gases and odours, and disease agents in the air. This has the added benefit of showing your patients that you are serious about maintaining their health and well-being.

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers offers expert advice, outstanding products, great prices and unparalleled customer service. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the products we sell so that you can buy with confidence. Contact us today!

Phone: 613-894-0331
Toll Free: 1-877-GO-7-PURE (1-877-467-7873)

Modern Alchemy medium large logo

Sign up to receive notifications about sales, exclusive offers and new products. Rest assured that we will not share your personal information with anyone and will email you no more than two or three times a year.