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Webinar: Air Quality and Reducing Covid-19 Risks at Schools and Universities

Listen to our latest webinar on air quality and how it affects the risks of COVID19 transmission in schools and universities.

✅ Air Quality in Context of COVID19. Research on Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Sources:
1. Allen, J.; Marr, L. Re-thinking the Potential for Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Preprints 2020, 2020050126 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0126.v1);
2. van Doremalen N, Bushmaker T, Morris DH, et al. Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(16):1564-1567. doi:10.1056/NEJMc2004973
3. G Aernout Somsen, Cees van Rijn, Stefan Kooij, Reinout A Bem, Daniel Bonn, Small droplet aerosols in poorly ventilated spaces and SARS-CoV-2 transmission, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
4. Sia, S.F., Yan, L., Chin, A.W.H. et al. Pathogenesis and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in golden hamsters. Nature 583, 834–838 (2020).
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2342-5
5. Richard, M., Kok, A., de Meulder, D. et al. SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted via contact and via the air between ferrets. Nat Commun 11, 3496 (2020). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17367-2
6. Closed environments facilitate secondary transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Hiroshi Nishiura, Hitoshi Oshitani, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Tomoya Saito, Tomimasa Sunagawa, Tamano Matsui, Takaji Wakita, MHLW COVID-19 Response Team, Motoi Suzuki medRxiv 2020.02.28.20029272; doi: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.04.20053058v1
7. Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Hua Qian, Te Miao, Li LIU, Xiaohong Zheng, Danting Luo, Yuguo Li medRxiv 2020.04.04.20053058; doi: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.04.20053058v1
8. Lidia Morawska, Donald K Milton, It Is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa939, https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/71/9/2311/5867798

✅ Practical Recommendations
Sources:
1. REHVA COVID-19 guidance document, August 3, 2020
https://www.rehva.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/REHVA_COVID-19_guidance_document_V3_03082020.pdf
2. REHVA_COVID-19_Guidance_School_Buildings
https://www.rehva.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/REHVA_COVID-19_Guidance_School_Buildings.pdf

✅ How to Perform Air Quality Measurements16:06 Additional Info: https://aranet.com/how-to-reduce-the-risk-of-covid-19-infection-with-aranet4/

✅ Air Quality Effects on Health. Research on CO2 Effects on the Cognition
Sources:
1. Allen JG, MacNaughton P, Satish U, Santanam S, Vallarino J, Spengler JD. Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments. Environ Health Perspect. 2016;124(6):805-812. doi:10.1289/ehp.1510037
2. Xu F, Uh J, Brier MR, et al. The influence of carbon dioxide on brain activity and metabolism in conscious humans. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011;31(1):58-67. doi:10.1038/jcbfm.2010.153
3. Petersen, Steffen & Jensen, Kasper & Pedersen, Ann & Rasmussen, Henriette. (2015). The effect of increased classroom ventilation rate indicated by reduced CO2-concentration on the performance of schoolwork by children. Indoor Air. 26. 10.1111/ina.12210.

✅ How to Ventilate Classrooms. Example Experiment
✅ Conclusions
✅ Questions and Answers

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