COVID-19: Maintaining Healthy Indoor Air Quality (10 min) - Chemical Insights


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View this 10-minute overview to learn more about maintaining healthy indoor air quality in your spaces during COVID-19.

Studies have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health, but today, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of good indoor air quality. Our indoor air poses a new concern: transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the infectious virus that causes the disease COVID-19. 

With a constant stream of information, misinformation, and evolving knowledge, it can be overwhelming to know what to do. But even as scientists learn more about COVID-19, we have the knowledge and tools today to take meaningful steps to protect ourselves. 

This module will break down what you need to know about how the virus is likely transmitted, the health impacts of indoor air quality and how to take appropriate ventilation, disinfection, and precautionary measures to best protect yourselves and those in your spaces. These best practices also apply to limiting the spread of other viral diseases, such as the flu. 

We’ll also discuss the potential unintended consequences of some of these precautions and equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure that you aren’t causing harm in your efforts to stay safe. 

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