Indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns revolving around COVID-19 have been heightened with a report out of China which may have identified a link between HVAC systems and the spread of coronavirus. That study appears to be refuted, however by a more thorough analysis of the original study.
Unfortunately, there are not many laboratory studies on the impact of HVAC systems and spread of the virus because the government has not permitted outside testing of the virus.
With the anticipated return to occupancy – at least in some form – everyone is looking for a panacea to address the disinfection part of the equation. Many are looking at UV wands to fill that role. Unfortunately, through marketing which may not be portraying the efficacy of the product accurately, and a lack of deep dive to educate themselves by fully understanding the capabilities of the wands, many well-meaning people are jumping on the wand bandwagon.
For about two-and-a-half months our lives have centered on the many impacts of the coronavirus. And now, beginning yesterday, the Atlantic hurricane season has begun. Actually, as a curve ball, Mother Nature jumped the gun, with two named storms already having formed prior to the official start to the season.
To add to the many concerns with which many of us are living, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting higher than normal activity for th...