Air monitors research combating COVID-19
“Placing CO2 air monitors in public spaces, such as hospitals, schools and aged -are facilities, could play a major role in the battle against airborne respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and the flu, according to South Australian health experts.”
A new study led by SAHMRI and Flinders University researchers, carried out at our Lightsview home, involved assessment of airborne transmission risk in more than 60 areas used by staff and residents.
“Almost all buildings have areas that carry a high risk of airborne transmission of respiratory viruses,” researchers say. “However, the ability to identify these areas and implement strategies to reduce this risk has been limited. CO2 monitoring is inexpensive, re-deployable and an underutilised method to quickly and accurately identify high-risk areas.”
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