Controlling the air we breathe to avoid virus infection is as important as disinfecting surfaces, washing our hands, wearing masks.
What the Experts Are Saying
I have been arguing we need more
ventilation to provide healthy indoor
environments, but, usually,
that falls on deaf ears.
Paul. M. Rady School of Mechanical Engineering, UC-Boulder
Humidification gives people a
simple means of actively combatting
seasonal respiratory infections,
including the fearsome SARS-CoV-2 virus
Former lecturer Inst. of Primary Care at University of Zürich
Relative humidity of 40-60% in buildings will reduce respiratory infections and save lives.
Infection Control Consultant at Harvard Medical School
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer & Member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Group
Avoid crowds. The more people around you,
the more likely someone among them will be
infected. Especially avoid crowds indoors,
where aerosols can accumulate.
Ventilation counts. Open windows and doors.
Adjust dampers in air-conditioning and heating systems.
Upgrade the filters in those systems
College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
When you recirculate that air, you have to be sure that the air is going through a high-efficiency filter.
Otherwise, any viral airborne particles will just be transmitted to another part of the building or an adjacent room.
T.H. Chan School of Public Health Harvard University
When cold outdoor air with little moisture
is heated indoors, the airs relative
humidity drops to about 20%.
This dry air
provides a clear pathway for airborne
viruses, such as COVID-19.
The Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology
and professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology
at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Coronavirus & IAQ In the News...
You eat healthy foods, drink clean water, practice good hygiene, get plenty of sleep, and exercise.
But are you breathing Healthy Air?
Ventilation reduces the transmission rate of airborne viruses, including COVID-19.
Ventilation is a recommended strategy from prominent universities, scientists, and engineers to combat COVID-19.
A ventilation system dilutes the concentration of virus-infected droplets.
Air Filters help capture droplets to reduce the concentration.
Changing out the air helps provide fresh air into a confined space.
Managing humidity in the summer or winter can drastically reduce heating and cooling costs.
Humidity can help vulnerable patients by increasing the effectiveness of the body’s immune response
Lower relative humidity can reduce the size of droplets
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