Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) solutions come with a 3-in-1 function to sanitize, deodorize, and humidify office air.
As our fight against the COVID-19 virus continues indoors, not every one of us is fortunate enough to work from home. Those of us that have to be in the office are still at risk of falling ill. In October 2020, 239 experts from 32 countries worldwide unanimously agreed that COVID-19 is an airborne disease! Their open letter to the World Health Organization had scientists and researchers warning that people in poorly ventilated, crowded places are at high risk for infection. While wearing a mask indoors may significantly reduce the risk of infection, you could also go the extra mile in sanitizing the air.
MEDI+KURIN’s Air Mist for Humidifiers is an easy-to-use, VOC-free, and safe-to-inhale Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)-based air sanitizing product. To use this product, all you need to do is pour the solution into your humidifier and leave it running for a minimum of 1 hour a day.
A tip from MEDI+KURIN’s Office: It is highly recommended to leave the room only with materials meant for disinfection (without any individuals in) to completely contain the vapor in the room during the disinfection process. This allows the Air Mist to cover the entire room’s surfaces, even on the undersides of the bed, tables or chairs. After disinfection, ventilate the room. This method works best for rooms 800 sq. ft and below.
Here are some reasons why using MEDI+KURIN’s Air Mist for Humidifiers benefits your office or business premise.
1. You keep the air free from airborne bacteria, germs, and viruses
Occupants in high-density office buildings are prone to sick building syndrome– a common issue in poorly ventilated offices that recycle their indoor air through their air conditioning system. The germs from a sick colleague can easily spread from person to person on the same floor!
Fortunately, MEDI+KURIN’S HOCl Air Mist solutions can kill up to 99% of airborne bacteria, germs, and viruses in the air. MEDI+KURIN Air Mist with active HOCl ingredients have been lab-proven to be effective against bacteria (E.coli, Staph, P. aeruginosa), fungi (C. albicans and A. niger), and foodborne bacteria (Salmonella and Listeria).
MEDI+KURIN’s HOCl solutions can kill 99.9% of bacteria (E.coli, Staph, P. aeruginosa), fungi (C. albicans and A. niger), and foodborne bacteria (Salmonella and Listeria). Learn more about what medical experts have to say about HOCl’s germ-killing powers, here.
2. An affordable and cost-effective DIY office sanitizing kit
Another issue that contributes to sick building syndrome is contaminated surfaces being touched by colleagues and their germs subsequently being transferred onto other surfaces in the office, such as to tables, door handles, files, water filters, and mugs, especially in small shared spaces like a pantry or lounge.
A blacklight experiment conducted by Japanese researchers gathered a group of 10 people to eat in a simulated cruise ship buffet. One participant was “infected” with a glow-in-the-dark liquid on their hands, while the others weren’t. The participants were then asked to mingle, put food on their plates, and eat. After 30 minutes, the researchers turned off the lights while turning on their black light to reveal that the glow-in-the-dark liquid had spread onto every participant in the room.
Depending on the size of your office and the strength of the mist you set your humidifier to, MEDI+KURIN Air Mist is also able to sanitize the surfaces of your office due to the HOCl molecules reaching every corner of the office, from the tops of your file cabinets to the floor that you and your team walk on. You can even use Air Mist in the pantry area, as our HOCl products are safe to be used at food-preparation surfaces.
“The nature of our business doesn’t allow us to work from the safety of our homes as we’re an accounting and audit firm. For one, most of our important documents are to be stored and accessed in-office. So on top of our workplace SOP, we’re also keeping our workplace safe and sanitized by fumigating the meeting room and workplace area about 8 hours a week. “- A MEDI+KURIN regular customer
3. Remove bad odors from your surroundings- and especially from your old office carpets
Another thing many office workers have to face are off-putting smells that distract one from work. This comes in the form of air pollution, cigarette smoke, trash, or even strong-smelling lunches. Now, these smells can be cleared once you remove the source but what if the smell is coming from a carpeted floor?
According to microbiologist Philip Tierno Jr., Ph.D, your carpet or rug probably contains hundreds of thousands of different types of species, including food particles, dead skin cells, E. coli, staphylococcus, and other bacteria.
Research by sofa and carpet specialist ScS found carpets in the bedroom are dirtier than toilet seats. Unwashed carpets can become homes to bacteria and germs, which may lead to health issues including breathing problems, eczema and other allergy symptoms. Image credit: The Daily Mail
In older office buildings, carpeted floors are prone to have collected years of germs and bacteria! This is especially so if your office hadn’t enforced a routine carpet cleaning. These germs get puffed up into the air from people walking around the office and can be extremely dangerous when inhaled.
MEDI+KURIN Air Mist’s function to disinfect your rooms has an added benefit to solve this problem! Most odor-causing bacteria found in carpets can be killed off by our HOCl solution, leaving the room cleaner and smelling fresher.
Our regular customers can vouch for MEDI+KURIN’s Air Mist deodorizing effectiveness.
“To our surprise, ever since we started using MEDI+KURIN Air Mist, our office’s musty carpet smell cleared! We’ve been looking for a solution to that problem for years- even our regular clients have noticed the difference!“ – A MEDI+KURIN regular customer
4. Breathe easier with better air quality
Working in an office also means spending 7-8 hours a day in an air-conditioned room. While to some this means a comfortable and cooling work environment, those with sensitive noses and asthma might experience breathing difficulties in the office! This is a result of dust and allergens floating around, as well as the cold air drying out our nasal passages.
“I misted the editorial department for 2 hours, which tends to get dry with the air conditioner. I am surprised at how immediately it improved the usually dry air! It also has a deodorizing effect, so you can work in a comfortable office environment!”
as featured in Hello Malaysia’s Jspo magazine.
MEDI+KURIN’S Air Mist catches allergens in the air and improves overall air quality. This is done from its humidifying feature that adds moisture to the air, effectively gathering up dust and allergen particulates. This action makes the particulates fall onto the ground, away from the air.
Bear in mind that for MEDI+KURIN Air Mist to be effective, you must not dilute with water when pouring the product in your humidifier, as all our solutions are specially formulated to have the right HOCl concentration for their intended purposes.
Keep the office clean and comfortable
In summary, MEDI+KURIN’s Air Mist for Humidifiers helps keep the workplace comfortable as a 3-in-1 solution to sanitize, deodorize, and humidify the air. What’s more, our HOCl-based air sanitizer is non-toxic, VOC-free, and safe if inhaled. If you’re still curious about MEDI+KURIN’s Air Mist, you can browse through our FAQ’s or send us an enquiry to learn more about our product!
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