Preparing for the Cold and Flu Season During a Pandemic

Cold, Flu & Covid-19 Defense: Make Your Environment Work For You

Fall conjures visions of stunning foliage and pumpkin flavored treats, but it also brings along some less welcome visitors: an annual resurgence in cases of the flu, the common cold, and other respiratory viruses. This year, however, the first chill in the air feels particularly concerning as the cold and flu season in the Northern […]

Can Indoor Humidity Impact Covid-19 Transmission?

Can Indoor Humidity Impact Covid-19 Transmission?

Maintaining indoor relative humidity levels between 40-60% may help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission indoors, and promote better indoor air quality. During the Covid-19 pandemic, as we spend more time in our homes, the quality of our indoor air is more important than ever. One of the key factors in helping improve overall air […]

Can air pollution exacerbate Covid-19?

Can Air Pollution Exacerbate Covid-19?

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

Protecting Lung Health Indoors

Protecting Lung Health Indoors

“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.