What is the story?
After a somewhat slow start science has confirmed that airborne infection is a problem.
You will remember when the pandemic began there was lots of talk about sneezing and coughing into your elbow. Remember catch it, bin it, kill it. Actually none of this is new in the 70’s and 80’s it was coughs and sneezes spread diseases!
Then there was the debate about face masks – where they needed or not.
The facts are simple:
When those infected exhale by coughing, sneezing, speaking, singing or even breathing heavily, pathogens are emitted on particles of mucus. The big ones fall and settle on the floor and surfaces, but the small ones float.
Outdoors there is less of a problem as they float away, but indoors they are contained and circulate, enjoying the warm rooms that allow them to thrive. One solution is to make the outdoors come in by throwing open the windows and doors. This is a great idea but this isn’t always practical,
Many office buildings, dental practices, care home and hospital rooms are not all configured with windows and keeping warm is an obvious issue
The government advisors (SAGE / EMG ) says:
- the use of recirculating air cleaners may be appropriate in small spaces where ventilation is poor and cannot be easily improved.
Beware: Everyone has rushed to market using all sorts of technologies and gimmicks – some work many don’t. Many produce unpleasant side effects from the use of high voltages. Some use filters that have to be unbelievably fine to catch viruses. they then harbour viruses and bacteria acting as breeding sites
The most tried and tested technology is UV light. UV light is present in sunlight kills bugs outright
So here is the advice
- if you can keep well away from others do it
- if you can open windows and ventilate do it
- if you can keep the room cool do it
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