Amid growing awareness that COVID is airborne, health experts advise increased use of air purifiers in addition to masking and testing
WATERLOO, ON | JANUARY 12, 2022 — Waterloo-based PPE manufacturer The Canadian Shield is proud to announce a partnership with Danby Appliances to distribute their lineup of air purifiers amidst surging demand for a variety of products that protect against COVID-19. Health Canada advises that when used properly, air purifiers can reduce the amount of some viruses in the air, providing an additional layer of protection against COVID-19. As public awareness grows about the airborne threat of the virus, air purifiers will provide an additional and effective layer of protection against COVID-19.
“As the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues to fuel record-high case counts, it is critical that we use all tools and resources at our disposal to protect Canadians and reduce the overall impact on our economy, school systems and communities,” says The Canadian Shield CEO Jeremy Hedges. “We see air purification as one of the most important technologies for making workplaces and classrooms safe in this pandemic. We couldn’t have a better partner in Danby with their mantra, Do the Right Thing.”
Air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters can reduce the concentration of COVID-19 and other viruses in the air by capturing small particles that can carry the virus. With Canadians spending more of their time indoors, air purifiers are essential to improving indoor air quality and providing adequate ventilation to reduce the risk of airborne transmission.
Thousands of schools across the country without mechanical ventilation are considering the use of portable air filters to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Workplaces are following suit, ensuring indoor air quality is a top priority as employees plan for a return to the office. With a supply shortage for air purifiers on the horizon, The Canadian Shield and Danby are ensuring that the public has access to these important systems.
"Danby Appliances is pleased to be working with an innovative partner like The Canadian Shield to supply much needed air purifiers to improve air quality in schools and workplaces. Be it pollution or viral concerns, we all benefit from access to the best indoor air quality possible," says Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances.
The Canadian Shield will be distributing four different air purifier models equipped with HEPA filters that capture 99.97 per cent of airborne dust, allergens, smoke and pollen. The purifiers come with an air quality indicator and easy-to-use touch controls that will dramatically improve the air quality in any space including offices, classrooms and residential living spaces.
Ranging in price from $174.99 to $429.99, these air purifiers will dramatically reduce the levels of infectious particulates in the air and provide a safe and healthy indoor environment.
“These past two years have been extremely challenging for parents, students, businesses and community organizations impacted by frequent closures and public health restrictions,” says Hedges. “We are confident that improved air ventilation combined with proper masking and testing will be key to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In addition to air purifiers, The Canadian Shield offers rapid COVID-19 antigen tests, respirators, medical masks and face shields. For more information on the air purifiers including purchasing information, please visit The Canadian Shield’s website.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN SHIELD
The Canadian Shield is an award-winning Waterloo Region-based medical device company that specializes in the manufacturing of medical-grade PPE and distribution of rapid antigen tests.
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