CLEAN AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER

The compounded dangers of wildfire smoke and COVID-19

Covid 19 and Wildfires Posted on: September 30, 2020 | By Mike Booth

People on the west coast of the United States were already dealing with the ravages of the novel coronavirus COVID-19; Washington state was an early hotspot, and California as a whole had significant spikes in cases and deaths. Then, the wildfires hit. Unchecked forest fires in the region, fueled by dry tinder conditions, have swept […]

Removing the fear of going to the doctor’s office

Posted on: September 18, 2020 | By Mike Booth

For many people, a trip to the local doctor’s office—for whatever reason, big or small—is fraught with fear. There’s even a term for it: White Coat Syndrome. Seems that sufferers of White Coat Syndrome show signs of an elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure and rapid breathing when in a physician’s office, often skewing the […]

Improve ventilation? Improve the air instead.

Improve Ventilation? Improve the air instead. Posted on: September 9, 2020 | By Mike Booth

Understanding Aerosolized Transmission COVID-19 has changed the way managers think about office facilities; as workers shifted to working from home because of various state mandates, these managers have wrestled with ways of keeping staff safe once employees eventually return to the workplace. Some advocate unrealistic measures, like blocking off huge swaths of an office building, […]

Making It Safer to Send Our kids Back to School

Posted on: September 1, 2020 | By Mike Booth

The recent coronavirus pandemic has placed a spotlight on school safety and the reopening of classrooms across the United States; a mix of local mandates and orders have kept some kids home with virtual learning, while others have opted for in-person classes. Still, parents, school officials and community members are concerned about the health and […]

Dangers of Virus Transmission in Public Spaces

Posted on: August 26, 2020 | By Mike Booth

The recent—and ongoing—COVID-19 pandemic has made the public keenly aware of the dangers of aerosol transmission of viruses and bacteria, but recent studies has found another potential transmission culprit: public toilets. Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University tested fecal samples from COVID-19 patients and found that some had potential to pass the virus along, because the […]

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