Gerald Monroe

Indoor Air Quality in Classrooms and COVID19

The effect of poor indoor air quality in classrooms has been known for years. Chronic illnesses, reduced cognitive abilities, sleepiness, and increased absenteeism have all been attributed to poor IAQ – specifically elevated CO2 levels. What’s more concerning today is the effect COVID19 will have on air quality and how will it effect children and …

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Campus Competition: How Covid-19 Has Changed College Recruitment

Danny WhiteBrand ContributorHoneywellBRANDVOICE| Paid ProgramBusiness Along with academics and athletics, universities must now jockey for students based on health and safety measures. Every parent and student has their own college wish list. Some are looking for schools with top-rated academic programs; others, schools with celebrated sports teams. Some want to go to school in a …

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How Smart Technology Can Help Create Healthy School Buildings

From UV germicidal irradiation to video analytics, these technologies are helping schools make learning spaces safe. byMicah CasteloTwitter Micah Castelo is a web editor for EdTech: Focus on K-12. Her experience includes education and community news coverage for the Syracuse Post-Standard and international news reporting for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. LISTEN04:43 As districts start phasing students back into …

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Thousands of workers exposed to dangerous air pollution

An estimated 440,000 workers are suffering from poor health conditions due to dangerous levels of air pollution in the workplace, according to a new whitepaper published by Global Action Plan and Zehnder Clean Air Solutions.  According to the report, current regulation allows for dangerous levels of air pollution in the manufacturing workplace.  The researchers have …

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15% of global Covid deaths may be attributed to air pollution

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from Covid-19.  The study, which was published today (October 27) in Cardiovascular Research has estimated that about 15% of worldwide deaths from Covid-19 could be attributed to long-term exposure to air pollution.  In order to create a model to calculate the fraction of …

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Working from home could lead to spike in indoor air pollution

Increased use of gas boilers and cookers could lead to a spike in nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution this winter, according to a new report published by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). There are approximately 21 million gas boilers across the country, with less than 5% of homes getting their heating from low carbon sources.  Gas combustion …

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Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors

RAMON PADILLA | USA TODAY | 13 hours ago As the nation reopens after COVID-19 restrictions, people across the country are making decisions about going back to the office or putting their children back in classrooms. But how can you make the right call? We asked the experts how to improve indoor air quality, and what questions to ask …

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Improving Indoor Air Quality: The Future

Image Credit: Kira_Yan/Shutterstock.com Improving Indoor Air Quality: The term “air quality” tends to conjure up the image of smog-filled cities and often makes people think of pollution in populated or industrial regions. Measures such as the Air Quality Index exist to provide information relative to the levels of airborne pollutants in towns and cities and …

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