Re: Fw: Air Purification System

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I certainly don't want to burst any bubbles here, but here is my observation. I
was hired as the direct supervisor over the Histology/Grossing area. This is the
same place where the "Retired Guy" use to work. I questioned the staff about
these and they felt there was no appreciable difference. So in a blind study, I
turned them off to see if anyone would notice. Nobody has said a word. I am not
saying they are worthless, but I wonder about their true effectiveness in all

Victor Tobias
Histology Supervisor
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA wrote:

> Hey Retired Guy!
> I have one in my home.  Everything you rave about is true!
> As you know, I've a forensic component to my life.  We had one of these
> installed in the morgue 3 years ago.  You wouldn't believe the difference.
> When a body has been sitting in an orchard for a week in hundred degree
> weather, there is no way to completely remove the odor no matter the
> ventilation.  Now, when we get a decomp in the morgue, we turn the air
> purifier on before it arrives, open up the bag in the suite and wait outside
> for about 15 minutes.  We leave it running during the autopsy and subsequent
> cleanup.
> Helps the investigation when you don't have the gag reflex making the rounds
> of those assembled.
> For those who work on these cases, you don't 'smell' the autopsy for several
> days after.
> We recommended it to the local funeral parlors.  They all had them installed.
> I tried to get Alpine to show their product at some of the conventions but
> they didn't seem interested.  Good luck in your efforts.
> Matt
> Matt Bowers
> Lab Manager
> Visalia Pathology Medical Group
> 126 South Floral St.
> Visalia, CA  93291

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