IQAir to Provide U.S. Athletes With Ultra-High Efficiency Air Cleaning at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 General News
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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., July 29 IQAir announced todaythey are providing the U. S. Olympic Committee (USOC) with ultra-highefficiency air cleaning for USA athletes at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games tohelp create the optimum performance environment.


"We are very proud to be able to support the performance efforts of theUSOC in Beijing," says Frank Hammes, President of IQAir. "The USOC is alwayslooking for new and innovative ways to assist their athletes. This projectwill be the first time ultra-high efficiency air cleaning is used on a largescale to provide performance enhancement at an athletic event."

In November of 2007, a team of IQAir experts and the USOC traveled toBeijing to examine indoor spaces that would be used by USA athletes.

"Our goal is to ensure that we do everything possible to provide the verybest training and performance advantages we can for our athletes," saysMargaret Hunt, medical director for the USOC." We feel that while allathletes will appreciate our efforts with IQAir, athletes with asthma willespecially benefit."

The project, dubbed "Operation Clean Air," will utilize IQAir's HealthProSeries room air purifiers in athletes' bedrooms. For large training areas,IQAir has designed special facility-sized portable and installed air cleaningsystems. IQAir will also be adding ultra high efficiency filtration to theheating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems in buildings. Theair cleaning systems are tested and certified to filter ultra-fine particlesdown to 0.003 microns, smaller than the smallest virus. They are based ontechnology IQAir uses in hospitals around the world to filter particles assmall as the SARS virus, MRSA, and tuberculosis.

In addition to eliminating ultra-fine particles, IQAir's systems will alsoprovide comprehensive gas and chemical filtration.

"All large cities suffer from a wide range of gaseous pollutants. Theseare byproducts of traffic, manufacturing, industry, and other sources," saysHammes." Gases and chemicals require a different type of filtration thanparticulates. And while most consumer products do not address this importantaspect of air cleaning, IQAir systems contain the most advanced gas-phasefiltration available."

IQAir's air cleaning systems are currently being stored in Beijing forinstallation and placement for the USOC later this month.

IQAir North America, Inc. is a member of the Swiss-based IQAir Group whichhas over 45 years experience in the design and manufacturing of ultra-highefficiency air purification systems. IQAir offers clean air solutions for awide range of applications, from commercial air cleaning systems for hospitalsand other critical environments to products for homes, offices, and hotels.IQAir is the American Lung Association's exclusive educational partner fromthe air purifier industry. IQAir products have earned the Best Buyrecommendations of Consumers Digest, Consumers Guide, Reviewboard Magazine,Consumer Search, as well as the top recommendation of the prestigious Germangovernment product testing organization, Stiftung Warentest.For more information visit For media inquiries, contact: Kirk Sullivan IQAir North America, Inc. Email: Beijing cell phone:Countrycode (86) 15801081802 USA phone contact: 562-903-7600 ext. 104 (assistant Kathy Kaltenbach) Website:

SOURCE IQAir North America, Inc.

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