60 Minutes: Indoor air systems "absolutely key" in curbing spread of viruses


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On October 29, 2023, 60 Minutes on CBS featured a story highlighting the importance of improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), stating – indoor air systems "absolutely key" in curbing the spread of viruses.

The feature story also includes - "With COVID an ongoing concern and flu season getting started, aerosol researchers say there needs to be a focus on improving the quality of the air we all breathe while inside.

Indoor air systems absolutely key in curbing spread of viruses

This chart was also included, and comes from a study conducted by the International Facility Management Association called – North America Operations and Maintenance Benchmarking Report 2022 – which indicated that since March 2020 many facility professionals had to adapt to and implement a myriad of changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents were asked to provide insights on changes made to facility operations. The chart shows the percentage of respondents who implements various practices (N = 786). The leading practice that was changed was the installation of UVC lights in HVAC systems.


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