Watch this recording for an engaging conversation on IAQ and how we can use it to combat disease transmission in our homes, workplaces, and public spaces.

CLEAN Lessons Learned

Indoor Air Quality as a Public Health Strategy to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission in the Built Environment

Indoor Air Quality as a Public Health Strategy to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission in the Built Environment

The session delved into the critical role of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as a pillar of public health, especially concerning the reduction of infectious disease transmission within built environments. Notably, such strategies have gained traction through collaborative efforts of prominent organizations, including AIHA and ASHRAE.

Over the duration of the discussion, a recurrent theme was the significance of upholding and advancing standards, with ASHRAE Standard 241 emerging as a notable reference. Its adoption is vital for optimizing IAQ but hinges on the endorsement of local and state authorities.

Emerging technologies, especially in contamination monitoring, have stirred interest as they promise more precise interventions. Historical health measures offered a lens to view the current scenario, drawing parallels and emphasizing equitable public health approaches.

Federal investment, exemplified by the Department of Education’s funding endeavors, spotlighted the government’s dedication to refining IAQ. As the discourse wrapped up, there was a unanimous call for sustained efforts and forward-thinking strategies to navigate the intricate landscape of IAQ, especially in an era marked by shifting health dynamics.

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