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Protection now that masks are gone - Solenco South Africa

Protection now that masks are gone

I’m sure we all felt a bit of trepidation when we stepped out of our homes without any PPE on for the first time in years. It was a double-edged sword. We could finally breathe unhindered and see all the lovely smiling faces around us, but we were exposed.

Masks may longer be mandatory in South Africa, but the threat of viruses has always been there and will be for years to come. The World Health Organisation still recommends that you wear a mask if there is a “community or cluster transmission of SARS-CoV-2, irrespective of vaccination status or history of prior infection.” They also stress that you should consider wearing a mask if you are in an “indoor setting where ventilation is known to be poor”, or if you cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 1 metre.

If you prefer to go out without a mask, remember you should continue to practice physical distancing, avoid crowded, closed and close-contact settings, ensure good ventilation of indoor spaces, clean your hands regularly, and sneeze and cough into a bent elbow.

How to stay safe

One way of maintaining healthy air at home and in your workspaces is to use an antiviral filter in your air purifier.

With an air purifier equipped with a HEPA filter, which is known to capture 99.97% of airborne contaminants, you can breathe easy. It purifies the air by removing particles, gases, and other impurities. Air purifiers assist in lowering the risk of health problems brought on by indoor pollution, which can lead to respiratory infections, neurological difficulties, or exacerbate asthmatic symptoms.

A Solenco CF8500 Air Purifier has the Allergy Foundation of South Africa's Seal of Approval. It has a multistage air cleaner to prevent allergies, relieve asthma and improve sleep. And, it has recently been upgraded with an antiviral filter. 

The antiviral filter contains silver ions and copper ions. The copper ions attack the proteins and amino acids of cells, so that the silver ions can invade cells and finally kill bacteria or viruses. The filter has been rigorously tested and proven to effectively reduce SARS-CoV2 infection of Vero E6 cells in vitro. After immediate exposure, viral infectivity was reduced 3.5 log (99.97%) compared to control samples.

The CF8500 is recommended for rooms up 25m2. Perfect for protecting offices, bedrooms, dental surgeries, and doctors’ offices. You don’t have to worry about the CF8500 keeping you awake at night with its night mode function that turns off the lights and reduces the fan speed. 

Another product that has been upgraded with an antiviral filter is the Solenco CF8608 Smart Air Purifier. It has also been endorsed by the Allergy Foundation of South Africa, receiving its Seal of Approval. The CF8608 has an auto function with a PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor and Display. A multi-stage air cleaner to help prevent allergies, improve sleep and relieve asthma. As well as a UV light and PCO, which can be switched on and off, that destroys viruses and bacteria particles as small as 0,001 microns.

The Solenco CF8608 is ideal for spaces of 50m2, making it the perfect unit to protect public facilities, doctor’s rooms and hospital rooms.

Both the CF8500 and the CF8608 are fitted with a medical-grade H13 HEPA filter that captures up to 99,975% of particles that are 0.1 microns in diameter. Being exposed to bacteria and viruses outside of your home isn’t under your control, but at least you can control what happens in your home or workspace.

Contact us and let us know if you have any questions. We’re happy to chat with you about the features and benefits of our products and guide you in getting the right product for your needs.
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