Confused? CO2 monitors, ventilation, how do they work to mitigate risks from Covid-19?
Check out our quick fact check list to find out more.
At the start of the pandemic, the advice from national Governments was hands, surfaces, masks, social distancing and perspex screens.
In July 2020, 239 scientists came together with compelling evidence that coronavirus was airborne.
Following this warning most health authorities’ added ventilation to their guidelines and more recently Carbon Dioxide monitors (CO2).
It has also been scientifically proven that 100 million coronavirus particles can fit on a pin head and all the coronavirus in the world can fit in a coke can.
Ventilation can reduce risks by increasing air circulation but…
If you consider 100 million particles of Coronavirus can fit on the head of a pin, the virus will not disappear out of the window once opened.
Dilution of air can be slow and time consuming and we often don’t know how long a room needs to be ventilated for.
CO2 Monitors can also help to reduce risks by….
playing a useful general indication that areas/rooms may not be adequately ventilated but …..
are Co2 monitors telling you the obvious, there are a lot of people in the room and the ventilation is poor? So now you already know what you knew and what you need to do!
As they monitor CO2, they can’t tell you if the virus is in the air and you have to remember that…
air quality is affected by the number of people in an indoor space, their age and metabolic rate, so the more crowded a venue, the longer it will take for CO2 levels to reduce or dissipate when you increase ventilation.
CO2 monitors are not effective in large spaces, they work best in small mid-sized spaces regularly occupied by several people.
What is the missing link?
Inactivating the virus in the air is the missing link.
Irish solution Novaerus air dis-infection technology can do exactly that and can work alongside ventilation and CO2 monitors to mitigate risks further.
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