As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, scientists are tirelessly investigating what factors might make people more vulnerable to infection. One intriguing possibility is air pollution, specifically inhalable particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5). This type of pollution has
Recent guidelines from a top HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) organization, provide actionable suggestions on how you can put your HVAC system to work in reducing the transmission of Covid-19. REHVA, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air
Wondering if the latest advice being circulated through your social network is a myth? Want to know how to best prepare if you do need to travel? Thinking ahead about how to get your workplace ready for your return to the office? Looking for healthy parenting tips? With the science
“Now Is the Time to Take Care of Your Lungs. Here’s How.” This New York Times article explores how air pollution increases our vulnerability to coronavirus: “The reasons are twofold. First, air pollution can cause or aggravate respiratory illnesses like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. And those illnesses can make you more susceptible to the worst effects of lung infections.
We hope you are staying as safe as possible during the outbreak of COVID-19. As you hunker down at home for the long haul, here are some tips to improve sanitization and disinfection; from hand washing as self-care and UV light to clean your phone to disinfectants meeting EPA standards and HEPA vacuuming. Stay tuned for more tips on wellness in the time of Coronavirus!
Dr. Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, writes about how proper ventilation, filtration and humidity can reduce the spread of pathogens like the new coronavirus.