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Consumers Taking Control Of Indoor Air Quality

Health concerns linked to COVID-19 are raising awareness of the air cleaner category. Spring allergies normally drive demand for air cleaners. This spring, respiratory safety and health concerns linked to the COVID-19 crisis amplified sales of air purifiers by homebound consumers while reinforcing overall awareness of the importance of good indoor air quality. Air cleaner …

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As wildfire smoke becomes a part of life on the West Coast, so do its health risks

Wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington have led to some of the worst air quality in the world By Heather Kelly and Samantha SchmidtSeptember 16, 2020 at 2:27 p.m. PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Every morning for the past few weeks, JoEllen Depakakibo has had a new kind of morning routine. She sets her alarm for 6 and …

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We are still overlooking the importance of air quality

by John Swift • Comment, Wellbeing, Workplace design The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on commercial buildings was immediate – offices emptied overnight as people made the sudden shift to home working. Several months later, and although restrictions are being lifted, an unease about the possibility of localised lockdowns and an uncertainty about the potential health implications of being indoors …

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Landlords race to improve air quality in buildings

WeChatFacebookLinkedInTwitterSina WeiboJuly 31, 2020   WORLD Since the coronavirus pandemic began, reviews on the job site Glassdoor have increasingly focused on the health and safety of workplaces — in addition to the usual gossip about corporate culture. Prospective employees are not just looking for a cultural fit anymore: they are also reviewing the buildings in which they …

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Spreading the Coronavirus

Tens of thousands of schools have dangerously poor ventilation, raising the risk that the coronavirus could spread through the air insider@insider.com (Susie Neilson),Business Insider•September 5, 2020 As schools reopen, teachers and parents worry that weak ventilation will put students at greater risk of catching the coronavirus. Poor air quality can impact test scores and learning; …

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HEALTHY ACTIVITIES

Schools are an avenue for participation in a number of activities outside of the traditional classroom environment. As much as possible, these activities should continue to be provided to students to support engagement, health, mental well-being, and development. PROVIDE RECESS Do not limit children’s access to recess, the schoolyard, or fixed play equipment Wash or …

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HEALTHY POLICIES

How a school operates significantly impacts the safety of its students, teachers, and staff. This section outlines potential school policies to monitor and respond to potential COVID-19 cases and thus support the health of the entire school community. ESTABLISH AND REINFORCE A CULTURE OF HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SHARED RESPONSIBILITY Provide training to teachers, staff, students, …

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