Wall Street Journal Reports a 20% Chance of Catching a Cold When Flying, Be Prepared this Holiday

According to the Wall Street Journal air travelers suffer higher rates of disease infection. What’s being done to address this problem? PURE Global is bringing fresh air back to the skies.

Online PR News – 24-September-2012 – Pulaski, New York – According to the Wall Street Journal air travelers suffer higher rates of disease infection. “One study pegged the increased risk for catching a cold as high as 20%. The holidays are a particularly infectious time of year, with planes packed full of families with all their presents—and all those germs.” The article went on to say, “a number of factors increase the odds of bringing home a souvenir cough and runny nose. For one, the environment at 30,000 feet enables easier spread of disease. Air in airplanes is extremely dry, and viruses tend to thrive in low-humidity conditions. When mucous membranes dry out, they are far less effective at blocking infection. High altitudes can tire the body, and fatigue plays a role in making people more susceptible to catching colds, too.”

Viruses and bacteria can live for hours on some surfaces, in some places these viral particles can live for up to an entire day. “Tray tables can be contaminated, and seat-back pockets, which get stuffed with used tissues, soiled napkins and trash, can be particularly skuzzy. It's also difficult to know what germs are lurking in an airline's pillows and blankets.”

The focus of the new technology will be to effectively rid the plane’s surfaces from dangerous virus, bacteria’s and mold which have been proven to cause illness. Most new planes being flown today are outfitted with HEPA filters.

What’s being done to address this problem? Air plane manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus are equipping there new model plans with HEPA filters which are known to capture particles that float through the air. However, another high tech company named PURE Global is bringing fresh air back to the skies. PURE Global, famous for the Allergy Friendly Room concept found in thousands of hotel rooms across the globe is in the process of designing a system suitable for airline applications.

“The focus of the new technology will be to effectively rid the plane’s surfaces from dangerous virus, bacteria’s and mold which have been proven to cause illness. Most new planes being flown today are outfitted with HEPA filters,” states Indoor Air Quality expert and President of PURE Global, Vinny Lobdell. “It’s cross contamination and surface contamination that is of the biggest concern. PURE’s technology has been proven to completely remove and prevent any virus, mold or bacteria from growing on surfaces.”

PURE Global cleans all indoor surfaces with an EPA registered, all natural plant based, disinfectant. After creating the sanitary environment the surfaces are then treated with a proprietary PURE Shield. The PURE Shield molecules set up molecular spikes similar to a “bed of nails”. Microbes that land on this bed of nails as a result of a sneeze or cough are impaled, rupturing the cell wall causing the demise of the microbe.

A recent study conducted by the Cornell University Survey Research Institute concluded that 71% of people surveyed would choose to fly on one airline over another based on the availability of PURE technology. The study also concluded that female travelers were most likely to choose one airline over another based on the availability of PURE technology. PURE technology has become a brand standard at Hyatt Hotels in North America and is popping up at hundreds of other hotels around the globe. Studies are currently under way with potential airline partners to determine the efficacy of the PURE solution in airline applications.

For more information in regards to airline travel and safety go to tsa.gov

New York-based PURE Global is the leader in allergy friendly rooms for the hospitality industry. Millions of allergy and asthma sufferers all over the world now have available, for the first time, a patented and market tested solution for an allergy friendly hotel room. PURE has installed its comprehensive indoor environment
solution in several hundred hotels, and is a brand standard for many hotel companies. For more information about the Parent Tested Parent Approved PURE Room please visit: www.pureroom.com

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