With everything going on in the world right now, it is more important to protect your indoor air quality than ever. That’s why General Plumbing and Air Conditioning was thrilled to find out that in a recent study, the REME HALO® whole home in-duct air purifier was found to be 99/9% effective against the SARS CoV-2 virus.
Beginning in March 2020, this study was overseen by Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science and Technology at RGF Environmental Group, Inc.—the company that manufactures the REME HALO®. “The study results show the REME HALO® to be effective at combating the COVID-19 virus and a valuable solution to immediately improve the indoor air quality of residential and commercial spaces and protect occupants against exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” Dr. Marsden recently announced. This independent third-party study focused primarily on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO® product, which employs cutting- edge PHI- Cell® technology. The testing, which was primarily performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, Calif., looked at neutralizing the virus within the occupied space in the air and on surfaces.
Using a large chamber of 1,280 cubic feet, the study was designed to determine how the SARS-CoV-2 virus would be handled by the REME HALO® in an air-conditioned office or home. Nebulized into the chamber by simulating a sneeze or cough from an infected person, the REME HALO® operated inside the chamber to reduce virus contact with the virus to 99.9%, thereby simulating how the REME HALO® would interact with the virus in a real-world space.
The results of this independent laboratory study are preliminary, and produced using non-medical devices, so it is important to stress that the REME HALO® should not be used as a first line of defense to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent the novel Coronavirus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, these findings are also incredibly encouraging, and suggest the power the REME HALO® may have to reduce the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in your indoor air. To learn more about the REME HALO® or for more options to upgrade your indoor air quality, call our skilled professionals at General Plumbing and Air Conditioning today.