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COVID-19 and Indoor Spaces

‘Covid-19 & Indoor Spaces’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a layered approach, using multiple mitigation strategies, to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19: Improvements to building ventilation, to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure, Physical distancing, Wearing face masks, Hand hygiene and Vaccination.

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Ionisation Technology: Ineffective and Potentially Harmful, UV-C: The Safe Alternative

There are several air sterilization technologies for indoor areas now on the market, ionisation technology at the forefront. However, the devices that utilize ionisation are subject to virtually no standardized testing, with very little peer reviewed research about this disinfection technology.

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Fresh Thinking About Fresh Air

Reading an article in the American News ‘The Economist’ on ‘It is time to clean up the air in buildings’. According to the Lancet Covid-19 commission, schools are “chronically under-ventilated”. A study of 100 American classrooms found 87 with worryingly low ventilation rates. Across Denmark, France, Italy, Norway and Sweden, researchers found that indoor-air quality in 66% of classrooms fell short of healthy standards.

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Is your Building Healthy for Breathing?

Do you meet the WHO minimum requirements? ‘Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19’ Executive Summary: The risk of getting COVID-19 is higher in crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected people spend long periods of time together in close proximity.

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Mobile Air Purifiers to Help in the Fight against COVID-19

Ms. Dyani Lewis, writing for the Nature Portfolio, on ‘Why Indoor Spaces are still Prime COVID Hotspots’ as she opens her article with a compelling image of children learning with coats on inside a school in Germany that has open windows to improve ventilation, it was unnatural.

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Aerospace Giant Boeing Dismisses Ionisation Technology

Reference an article in the American ‘Kaiser Health News’ on ‘Do air purifiers protect against Covid? Lawsuit says company makes ‘false’ claims’. In summary the Aerospace giant, Boeing, completed its own studies and found that ionisation technology isn’t effective enough to use in planes. The Company’s study is being debated in a proposed class-action suit.

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