Veterinary Surgeries: one of the most unhealthy environments to work in?

Veterinary surgeries have recently been ranked as one of the unhealthiest environments to work in and are very high on the list of premises for whom clean air technology is essential.

The US Department of Trade and Labour studied almost one thousand occupations and ranked them based on their unhealthiness score, with each occupation given a score of between 0-100 across a selection of core health risks. 

Incredibly, Veterinary related occupations accounted for 3 of the top 20 on the list - truly staggering when you consider how many occupations were studied. Veterinary Assistants/Laboratory Animal Caretakers were ranked 3rd, Veterinarians ranked 14th and Veterinary Technologists ranked 20th.

The most notable risks were exposure to contaminants and exposure to disease and infections. The constant flow of both animals in and out of the surgery along with the procedures taking place inside provides a range of sources for air contamination, creating a toxic indoor environment.

There are several different viruses carried by dogs that are easily spread, and dog kennels in particular are a common place for viral infections to be transmitted between dogs. Many owners are worried about the vulnerability of their dogs whilst in kennels and vets.

It is absolutely essential for vets to sterilise the indoor air of their surgeries to protect the health of their workers.


The technology 
We invested our time into thoroughly researching the clean air technology market with the aim to identify its leading technology. After all, it would be no good for us to go around alerting people to the dangers of indoor pollution only to provide them with a second-rate solution.

Most of the technology on the market purifies air using filtration technology - typically HEPA filters, which can be very beneficial but have their limitations. Firstly, they don’t catch some of the most harmful particles i.e. anything smaller than 0.3 microns and secondly, the pollutants that they do catch aren’t killed or neutralised in the system, so can build up over time and actually become a source of pollution.

Only one company are producing technology able to catch and neutralise all air pollutants right down to the smallest nanoparticle, performing complete sterilisation; 
Radic8 and their innovative, patented ViruskillerTM technology. 

As the 
Highest Certified Clean Air Technology in the world, Radic8 products use an advanced UV reactor chamber to neutralise all known air pollutants, from traffic pollution and chemicals to virus and bacteria, making Veterinary Surgeries a safe place to work and visit. 

We at Airnitiative are delighted to be an Official Ambassador for Radic8 technology. If you are considering installing clean air technology in your Veterinary Surgery, don't settle for a second rate solution. 

Contact us today for a discussion on 0203 488 1204