Canadian Cyclist
   Follow us on Twitter
 
Find us on Facebook
 
WoB (+6935) - Oct 28
 
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
 
D'Ornellas Nov 19 (+8624)
 
IMBA Canada - Dec 14
 
Share the Road - Dec 14
 

 

 

 
Spec We Win Road CC2 Oct 6
 

Daily News


 

August 16/08 8:58 am - US Cycling Athletes get Air Cleaners for Beijing


Posted by Editoress on 08/16/08
 

IQAir to Provide Ultra-High Efficiency Air Cleaning to USA Cycling Athletes in Beijing

IQAir announced Friday that they were chosen by USA Cycling to provide all team members with ultra-high efficiency air cleaners. IQAir has been named USA Cycling's official air purifier supplier to support their competition efforts in Beijing, China.

"We've worked with USA Cycling to create the ultimate performance environment for their athletes," says IQAir President, Frank Hammes. "These systems represent the most advanced air cleaning technology in the world. They operate at as much as 100 times the efficiency of the products people commonly see sold in department stores as air purifiers."

Each member of USA cycling has been issued an IQAir HealthPro Plus. The HealthPro Plus is a portable room air purifier used by hospitals around the world to absorb particles as small as the SARS virus, MRSA, and tuberculosis. IQAir also designed special facility sized air cleaning systems for the popular USA Cycling Lounge in Beijing, the cycling team's logistics center where athletes relax and recuperate between races.

All systems used by USA Cycling are tested and certified to filter down to 0.003 microns, more than 1,000 times smaller than most particles included in the PM 10 standard for air pollution. These systems also feature special air purification technology to remove gaseous pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and ozone.

Pat McDonough, Team Leader for USA Cycling, says that the team is already benefiting from their work with IQAir.

"Airborne particles and gases can cause lung inflammation and allergic reactions. This is what causes allergies and asthma in every day life, but it also inhibits absorption of oxygen," says McDonough. "These races are often decided by thousandths of a second. By giving our athletes the healthiest indoor air possible, IQAir is helping them to do their very best. It's all about creating the ultimate performance environment."

 


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
Coach Chris November 19
 
ARG button Sept 17.14
 

 
Bikesports - August 12
 

 

 
Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)
 
  


 
 © Copyright 1998-2014 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login