New air purification device can protect bus drivers from air pollution – AirQualityNews

New air cleaning devices will help protect bus drivers from air pollution and the transmission of Covid-19.

The city of Turlock, Calif., Will be the first to install new air purification devices on its entire operational bus fleet, as it seeks to protect the health of its drivers.

AirLabs AirBubble cleaners remove over 95% of airborne viruses while improving air quality by flooding the driver’s area with over 30,000 liters of clean air every hour, creating a clean air zone for the driver.

The AirBubble can remove pollution from harmful ozone gases, nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM2.5).

Marc Ottolini, CEO of AirLabs, said: “California is the epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis in the United States, and keeping public transportation safe and operational during this time is crucial to ensure that the public can continue to travel safely.

“Professional drivers are one of the groups most at risk from COVID-19 and forward-thinking transit operators around the world are deploying our innovative air purification technology to reduce the risk of infection for drivers. drivers, protect them from air pollution and keep services running. ‘

Wayne York, Transit Manager, Turlock Transit, added, “California faces a huge health challenge from COVID-19 and harmful air pollution. These problems are particularly prevalent in the central valley and cannot be ignored.

“Driver and driver safety is our number one priority and we have implemented a range of safety measures across our fleet to ensure the safety of our services for all. By installing AirBubbl in our fleet, we continue to improve the safety of our services and protect our drivers and passengers. ‘

Photo credit – AirLabs

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