COVID-19 has shown that industrial air filtration is more important than ever

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Melbourne – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide and devastate healthcare systems in many countries. Businesses and individuals alike are planning what steps they can take once lockdown restrictions are relaxed. Defending oneself from respiratory disease, leading to serious health issues should be a main priority. Further than the measures that most governments are requiring, such as, social distancing, wearing face masks and frequent hand washing. Preventative measures should be taken by manufacturers to protect their workers from severe health consequences. Should a person get infected.

Compromised air quality

Fine particulate produced from processes such as grinding, sanding, welding and cutting compromise the indoor air quality of factories. Causing problems for the individuals who work in them. Breathing in significant concentrations of dust and fume causes poor lung function and causes inflammation associated with COVID-19. Workers who are exposed to the hazardous air pollutants are at higher risk of developing the following respiratory illnesses. These illnesses greatly affect their ability to recover from COVID-19:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pneumonia

Studies have demonstrated that people exposed to harmful indoor and outdoor air pollution are more likely to suffer from respiratory viruses. Such as the SARS-CoV2 virus. The solution to protecting individuals working in factories from the current pandemic is to make efforts to ensure that the indoor air is clean and safe. Using engineering controls such as ambient air cleaning systems or capture at-source. Manufacturers will be able to collect fume and dust before they enter a worker’s breathing zone. Preventing workers from suffering preventable lung damage.


Siquay Solutions can help ensure the air in your facility is clean and safe. We sell products designed to protect worker’s lungs including weld fume extractors, downdraft tables, dust collectors and ambient air cleaners. Contact Siquay Solutions to learn more about our air filtration systems and the best way to keep workers healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and into the future.

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