Various studies for COVID-19, show the patters of transmission of virus. All of them conclude that it is uncertain and sometimes it may be dangerous for you and your beloved ones. Also, Study describes the importance to monitor Indoor air quality (IAQ). It is highlighted that it is very important to check the quality so we can stop the entry of viruses.
Why it is easy to transmit and how humidity and temperature are important
As we know, the COVID-19 virus mainly spreads via respiratory droplets, released when a person coughs, sneezes or speaks. Such droplets cannot remain suspended in the air because of their weight, meaning that they quickly fall to the ground or a nearby surface. The duration for which a virus can survive on a surface depends on a multitude of factors, such as the surface type and the surrounding environment, including air temperature and humidity. Higher the temperature, less will be the time for droplet on the surface. Also on higher humidity above 40%RH, expelled droplets will be for more time on the surface.
How to control the indoor air quality and prevent the transmission of COVID-19
An indoor air quality monitor is exactly what it sounds like: a device that monitors the quality of your indoor air. IAQ is not something that enough people consider, so you’re probably in the majority if you had no idea that these products existed for consumers. An always-on electronic device that consistently tests and reports on the levels of pollution inside your home. This device test for particulate matter, chemical pollutants, and humidity. also track temperature, carbon monoxide, its less harmful friend carbon dioxide, and even formaldehyde levels.
According to The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers… (ASHRAE), the configuration of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, building operators should remain cautious as to not lose sight of the unique nature of buildings. For example, increasing outdoor ventilation might be a sound strategy for one building but could create poor temperature and humidity in another, leading to a reduction in immune system health and an overall increase in viral transmission risk.
Anthony & Sons can provide the consultancy and solution to achieve a higher indoor air quality which will help you during COVID-19 pandemic and also for long term to have a healthy lifestyle.
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