White House Official says, "Let's Clear the Air on COVID"
Dr. Alondra Nelson, head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Deputy Assistant to the President published, "Let’s Clear The Air On COVID”, on March 23, 2022.
In the article, Dr. Nelson shared research about improving indoor air quality, and that it's time for healthy and clean indoor air to become an expectation for us all. The basics included details on ventilation, filtration, and air disinfection.
Air disinfection utilizing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) was included as a method for inactivating airborne viruses in the article.
As experts in air disinfection for over 50 years, the article's reference to germicidal (UVGI) was not new to us; however, it does reinforce that our Lumalier/Evergreen UV UVC products offer an effective and recommended technology for air cleaning/disinfection.
On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, an Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) discussion on COVID and clean indoor air took place, discussing the science behind clean indoor air and why people should care.
The virtual event included experts from the fields of public health, the social sciences, engineering, and journalism. David Skelton, President Evergreen UV, and Jim Crunk, Lumalier General Manager, attended the virtual event.
“The discussion brought renewed focus on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), provided a reminder that Federal funding and resources are available through the American Rescue Plan, and reinforced how our high quality Lumalier UVGI products are an important part of any IAQ strategy for building owners and facility managers,” shares Crunk. “Last year, David Skelton, Evergreen UV President, published a white paper on upper-room UVGI and its importance as a strategy to improve indoor air quality through inactivating biological contaminants like mold, bacteria, germs, and viruses. At Evergreen UV/Lumalier, we continue to educate customers, contractors, and facility managers about UVGI technology, its safety, and its effectiveness.”