Personal hygiene and public hygiene are very important in the global health crisis. Regular hand washing is necessary to reduce the spread of infectious diseases , so it keeps all the different surfaces we encounter clean .
ISO has a number of ISO standards that help families and industries get rid of dirty pathogens .
Antiviral fabrics and plastics
Did you know that your clothes can be a killer of viruses?
Antiviral textiles and plastics have properties that kill or prevent the transmission of the virus . As a result, it reduces the risk of their spread .
ISO 18184: 2019, Textiles – Determining the antiviral activity of textile products is an important standard for manufacturers. Because it offers testing against specific viruses.
ISO 21702: 2019 is related to the measurement of antiviral activity on plastics and other surfaces. Test methods are effective if the products are resistant to certain viruses. So they are suitable for the market.
Antibacterial and plastic textiles
This is not the only thing we want to avoid . Dirty bacteria can cause a variety of health problems .
ISO 20743, Textiles – Determination of antibacterial activity of textile products specifies quantitative test methods for determination of antibacterial activity of all textile products, including fabrics, wool, yarn and materials for clothing, bedspreads, home furnishings and more.
ISO 22196 , which measures the antibacterial activity of plastics and other non-porous surfaces , allows manufacturers to evaluate the degree of antibacterial performance .
Breathe fresh air
Heating and air conditioning all affect the air we breathe, and many of them are filtered to extract particles that can negatively affect our health.
ISO has standards for air filters that help manufacturers perform essential quality controls and help maintenance personnel select the right ones.
ISO 16890 , air filters for general ventilation , are made in six sections and describe equipment, materials, specifications and procedures for testing the performance and efficiency of air filters in a consistent and meaningful manner.
All of these standards contribute to good health and well-being.
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