Clean air is a necessity no matter what mode of transportation you choose. Traveling aboard cruise ships and airplanes, the general public as well as employees need to feel assured the indoor air they breathe is clean air, healthy, and free of pathogens, mold, fungus, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and chemically active compounds (CACs). Wherever people gather the risk of acquiring a disease through normal respiration increases drastically. Airlines and cruise ships bring people in close proximity to one another, all breathing each other’s air which necessitates clean air filtration, along with hand washing and sanitizing of surfaces. Diseases such as Tuberculosis, Influenza, and Norovirus can reach epidemic proportions quickly in these environments. The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assists the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships.(1)It is a requirement for cruise ships to report illness outbreaks aboard their ships if 3% or more of their passengers become ill with similar systems. In 2010 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) reported ships docked at U.S. ports had 14 outbreaks of the stomach flu. Becoming ill on vacation can turn a planned pleasurable excursion into shear misery.
The recognized technology that destroys VOCs, CACs, airborne pathogens, mold, and fungus is Photocatalytic Oxidation. ZAND-AIR™ products have this technology and can significantly reduce malignant microbes, VOCs, and CACs and insure clean air aboard cruises and planes. Please contact usif you have any questions or comments.
(1)Vessel Sanitation Program, Center for Disease Control and Prevention