Influenza viruses are spread from person-to-person in respiratory droplets of coughs or sneezes.**
During flu season and throughout the year, families are exposed to viruses that circulate in the air they breathe indoors, so taking measures to prevent illness makes sense. Getting a flu shot, eliminating germs on surfaces through cleaning, and washing hands often are important steps to avoid getting the flu. Yet, many families are still susceptible to the virus in the air in their home.
With the highest clean air delivery rate in the industry, the American Standard AccuClean whole-home system is another powerful tool in battling the flu virus at home. Research shows American Standard AccuClean removes more than 99 percent of the common flu, or influenza A virus, from a home’s filtered air.
In addition to installing a whole-home air cleaner such as American Standard AccuClean to help avoid the flu, you can follow these good health habits based on tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
**Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with scientists at Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. evaluated the ability of American Standard AccuClean to remove the common flu from a home’s air.
The common flu virus was released into the air inside of a test duct. The removal efficiency was calculated from the amount of the common flu virus measured in air samples collected before and after passing through our whole-home air cleaner.
The result: American Standard AccuClean removed more than 99 percent of the common flu virus from the filtered air. In addition, due to similarities among types of influenza virus, the whole-home air cleaning system also will remove greater than 99 percent of other forms of the virus including influenza B, influenza C, and avian influenza (also a strain of influenza A virus).
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