Summit Academy Embraces Science of RxAir UV Light Air Purifiers to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
Worcester, MA, Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Savvy administrators at Summit Academy in Worcester, Mass., are looking to science to help prevent COVID-19 infection as they enter the new school
year. Summit Academy, a private school that serves students with autism, has installed Vystar Corporation’s (OTCQB: VYST) RxAir400 Ultraviolet (UV-C) light air purification systems into its classrooms, tapping RxAir’s powerful Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation
(UVGI) technology that inactivates or kills more than 99.99% of airborne viruses, bacteria and fungi, including multiple coronavirus strains, influenza, pneumonia, and strep.1, 2,
“Because we have such concern for our students, we searched for additional COVID-19 preventative measures that extended beyond washing hands, masks and social distancing,” said Dan DiMezza, Headmaster of Summit Academy. “As I saw more confirmation that COVID-19 spreads via airborne droplets, I began researching air purifiers and found that one of the most effective ways to treat airborne viruses is through UV-C light.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 I was thrilled to discover that RxAir400 UV air purifiers have received FDA clearance as a Class II medical device and have been proven effective in extensive testing in independent laboratories. An added bonus is the company is based right here in Worcester.”
Mr. DiMezza noted, “Many students have health conditions that make them vulnerable to respiratory viruses, so it is extremely important that we take the most effective precautions to eliminate airborne viruses, not just surface disinfection. RxAir supplements face mask use, social distancing and other disinfection measures we’ve put in place. With RxAir processing all the air in a room up to eight times an hour, it is inactivating more than 99.9% of airborne viruses and bacteria as students and staff breathe, talk, sing, cough or sneeze, reducing their risk of inhaling and infection from viruses. We are confident that this extra measure provides the safest indoor conditions possible at Summit.”
RxAir400 is a smaller, consumer/small business-sized version of the industrial size Rx3000 FDA-certified Class II medical device UV light air purifier designed for airborne disinfection use in hospitals. Vystar is currently taking pre-orders on its RxAir.com website for new units and replacement bulb cartridges expected to be back in stock in mid- to late August.