For any building, it is discovered that indoor air is 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. The bad air can slow down a patient’s healing. Out of all the indoor pollutants, formaldehyde – one of the most dangerous VOCs is a big threat not only to your patients but also to your staff. It is one of the reasons that causes sneezing, coughing, headaches, fatigue, eye, and skin irritations. It is a potent, colourless gas that is commonly used in hospitals in medical laboratories, dental offices, and pediatric practices as a preservative, sterilizer, and disinfectant. It is also used for manufacturing purposes and funeral homes for embalming.
Since it is used for many applications, it is bound to be omnipresent in the air indoor, thus making it polluted and harmful for individuals. Even when the ventilation systems are installed, it is still possible to have a room with a significant concentration of formaldehyde. But there is a solution to reduce these harmful formaldehyde levels in hospital buildings, through a much surprising method - THE CEILING AND THE WALLS.
Saint Gobain Gyproc Has introduced ActivAir® boards which when used in sufficient wall and ceiling surface coverage can reduce formaldehyde up to 70%. It can absorb formaldehyde and convert them to a harmless inert compound. The result – A MUCH CLEANER AIR. All this while the walls and ceiling continue to perform their designated task.
Healthy hospital designs need to incorporate solutions that help reduce harmful indoor air pollutants. This could be achieved by adopting building materials that help maintain good indoor air quality. Gyproc offers ActivAir® technology through Gypsum boards for walls and ceilings and also through perforated Gypsum boards – Rigitone, that can be a perfect blend of visual appeal and superior sound absorption to promote optimum ambient sound in any room.