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Beyond Guardian Air is a smart solution for any business, purifying air and reducing viruses and bacteria 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Air Purifying System Helps Business Owners Keep Customers, Employees Safe

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Business owners have an important tool to help keep their customers and employees safe during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Beyond Guardian Air is a smart solution for any business, purifying air and reducing viruses and bacteria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is proven to reduce airborne and surface contaminants, enhances health and quality of life, purifies the air and surfaces and reduces odor, removes harmful gasses, protects from recontamination as people enter and move around the area, and delivers measurable and proven results.

The system uses a revolutionary technology called "photocatalytic oxidation" (PCO), which uses a combination of UV light and titanium dioxide to remove contaminants, in conjunction with Aerus's proprietary ActivePure Technology, which is university-tested and proven effective against bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi in the air and on surfaces. In addition, a carbon pre-filter removes odors from the air, including cigar and cigarette smoke.

Beyond Guardian Air is Energy Star-certified, costs as little as 6 cents a day to operate and is protected with a five-year limited warranty. It has a silent operation, with all-steel construction eliminating vibrations and rattling, its filter media is waterproof to resist contamination from mold and it purifies 2,000 square feet in one hour on high setting, thus carrying an exceptional Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) rating. Among other places, ActivePure been used by NASA and is a 2017 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee. And most Major League Baseball teams now have ActivePure technology in their facilities. 

This system is perfect for business owners who want ultimate indoor air quality protection for their offices, where has been shown to reduce viral and bacterial loads. In restaurants, where there are large numbers of people moving in and out throughout the day, it can help keep staff and patrons healthy and reassured they are eating and working in a healthy space. In athletic facilities, where staph infections can mean season-ending illnesses - and worse - it is shown to eradicate problematic pathogens. In schools, which are among the top places illnesses can spread,  the system has been shown to significantly reduce viruses and sick days. In health care facilities, where waiting rooms can be a petri dish of viruses, it can eliminate odors and contaminants that cause illnesses. And the system is used worldwide in hotels, where it has been shown to reduce levels contaminants immediately and persistently. 

It is effective anywhere a crowd gathers where there is a risk of the spread of pathogens among the people in that space - and in your home to help protect you and your loved ones and bring a clean balance to air and surfaces.

Contact your local Aerus Dealer, located at 383 North St. in Pittsfield, Mass., at 413-442-1544 for more information.

Reid Students Working to Make School 'No Place for Hate'

By Brittany Polito

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reid Middle School students are collaborating to better inclusion efforts and fight bullying.

The school has received the "No Place for Hate" designation from the Anti-Defamation League and the student-lead team has made recommendations to Principal Michael Henault that will be incorporated in the next iteration of the school's improvement plan and turnaround efforts.

"This year has been a difficult year for kids in school and at home because of the pandemic, which is why we're doing this project was so important," student leader Lauren Asmah said. "We learned that by working together we can make changes I will help all of us."

The 2021 recommendations aim to make Reid a safer and more inclusive space for all students and were a combined effort with the peer leadership team and eighth-grade civics class. They were announced over the Zoom platform on Thursday.

The suggestions are that Reid: continues to work with ADL to raise awareness and build bridges of communication, understanding, and respect among all students regardless of their identity, build inclusive and safe space by developing more peer-to-peer support activities, promote a zero-tolerance message that the school is "no place for hate," and create two schoolwide, student-led events each year to address understanding and challenging bias and building allies.

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