CDC sets first target for indoor air ventilation to prevent spread of viruses

CDC Indoor Air Quality Guidelines

The CDC has released some new guidelines on how to make sure your indoor air is healthy and clean. And let me tell you, it's easier than you might think!

The CDC says that better ventilation can reduce the concentration of viral particles in the air, which can lower the risk of getting sick. So, open those windows and let in some fresh air! You can also use fans to increase the effectiveness of open windows.  

CDC Indoor Air Quality Guidelines 

But wait, there's more! The CDC also recommends cleaning indoor air by using MERV-13 air filters in your HVAC system if possible. And if you really want to go the extra mile, you can use air cleaners or purifiers that use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA). These are especially important in high-risk areas like schools and medical offices. And if you're feeling fancy, try out systems that use UV light to kill germs.

So, how much ventilation is enough? The CDC suggests at least five air changes per hour to reduce germs. That's the equivalent of what a portable air cleaner provides as long as it's properly sized for the space it's used in.

So, there you have it! With these tips from the CDC, you can breathe easy and keep your indoor air healthy and clean.


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