Gerald Monroe

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. However, some uncertainty remains about the relative importance of different routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Evidence now confirms that this virus can remain airborne for longer times and further distances than originally thought. In addition to …

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According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs could have both short- and long-term health effects, ranging from eye, nose and throat irritation to damage to the central nervous system. In fact, concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to 10 times more) than outdoors. Do you know what you’re breathing in?

“Sick Building Syndrome” has always been associated with dust, smoke, mold, asbestos and chemicals, coupled with inadequately performed air changes. Until now, there has not been a sudden, universal, untraceable and potentially deadly intrusion of airborne viral particulates coming from building occupants themselves. Existing buildings, whether open or closed during the pandemic, compel consideration of …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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