CLEAN AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER

The path forward for nursing homes and elderly care is clean air

Posted on: October 21, 2020 | By Linda ONeill

For many elders, the threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 poses additional concerns, given that elders often have more compromised immune systems. What’s more, nursing homes and assisted living centers are prime areas where COVID-19 infections occur. According to the New York Times, 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths nationwide has occurred in nursing homes; as […]

CDC Proclaims: Coronavirus COVID-19 is aerosolized

Posted on: October 16, 2020 | By Mike Booth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have acknowledged what many researchers and scientist have long advocated: that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can be transmitted by the air. Called aerosolization, respiratory droplets of infected matter, like fluid of sneezes and coughs from an infected person, can travel in the air, potentially infecting people in […]

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, […]

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