Vacuum cleaning in a hospital

Asked December 30, 2012, 10:35 AM EST

Vacuum cleaning discharge air pollutants,bacteria and viruses. If the same cleaner is used in several rooms, how we solve the infection problem ?
The situation is the same in apartment house if a contracting firm cleaning rooms using the same cleaner.

Looks very dangerous.

Outside United States

1 Response

Some vacuum cleaners can spit out air pollutants, bacteria, and viruses. To prevent this you can use a vacuum cleaner with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. This can significantly reduce what is spit back into the air. Additionally, many hospitals are not using carpet in patient rooms, but tile or other types of hard floors to make for easy cleaning and disinfecting. Here are some resources for you to check out. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7076814
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20120106/are-vacuum-cleaners-bad-for-health
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEPA