Hospital Indoor Air Quality Testing

If you haven’t been focusing on air disinfection at your health care facility, the above information may have you scrambling for a quick solution. It’s beneficial, though, to first talk about testing. Because one company’s claims may vary wildly from another’s in terms of perspective and testing methods.

Many air device efficacy claims are based on testing with:

Small bioaerosol chambers

Testing occurred in a very small test chamber or non-full-size room.

Non-independent academic labs

Testing happened in a non-EPA Guideline Testing Chamber Location/Laboratory.

Excessively long contact times

Pathogen contact time took multiple hours for an efficacy report.

Ineffective killing percentage rate

The air disinfection device claims an efficacy rate of 99%. This rate is simply not sufficient when hospital-grade disinfection is needed.