With all the advances in medical technology and treatments it is interesting that we still don’t have a cure for the common cold. We have flu shots, that when appropriately used and target the right strain of flu, will prevent individuals from getting flu symptoms and the flu itself, but no preventative treatments for the common cold.
The word “common” when used in conjunction with the word “cold” is appropriate since this virus is associated with the common man; meaning it affects all humans the same way. It is a virus that causes upper respiratory dysfunctions along with other symptoms. The viruses associated with the common cold are the rhinovirus and coronavrius. There is no cure for the common cold.
While there may be no cure for the cold virus, it is possible to isolate yourself from people that you know have a cold. The cold viruses are extremely contagious and can easily be passed along via the air or by touching a surface area infected by a cold sufferer and then placing your hand near your mouth, eyes or nose.
Viruses, unlike bacteria, are extremely tiny. The use of general duty air filters or surgical masks are almost useless against a virus. To remove these tiny, sub-micron particles requires a filter media such as HEPA filters.
Hospitals, surgical rooms, isolation rooms, infectious disease control rooms and hospital labs all use HEPA filters to constantly clean the air in areas where patients may be subjected to any type of contagious airborne pathogen.
Because of the efficiency of HEPA filters to remove a large percentage of these airborne viruses, it is possible to keep a healthy individual from contracting the common cold virus. True, commercial grade, certified HEPA filters and HEPA filter systems have been available since 1985 from companies like Pure Air Systems.
Pure Air Systems offers a complete line of commercial grade HEPA filtration systems that are used in the residential, commercial, institutional and industrial markets. Over the years PAS has placed thousands of its HEPA systems in homes and condominiums, hospitals, schools and medical facilities around the world with great success.
In many homes where you have individuals who normally pass the cold bug from children to adult and back to the kids again, the use of the HEPA filtration systems has shown a significant reduction in passing the cold virus through the family. In many of the pre-schools and day care centers where the HEPA systems have been used, the incidence of colds within the day care population decreased as much as 40%.
While the Pure Air Systems HEPA units are not being marketed as a cure for the common cold, the use of these systems ( when properly applied) has been proven to reduce the spread of the common cold virus.
For more information on the complete line of HEPA, Carbon and media filters offered by Pure Air Systems, please go to our website at: www.pureairsystems.com.