Americans have by now fine-tuned their core approaches to good health amid the COVID-19 pandemic—washing hands, maintaining physical distance and wearing masks.
But one other area may be worth a starring role in this saga: air quality.
With cold temperatures on the way, experts say we may want to think carefully about the air we breathe at indoor locations where people gather.
A crowded and poorly ventilated space may up the odds of contracting COVID-19 or other viruses, such as the seasonal flu.
Proper ventilation can be a challenge, even in the most high-tech of contemporary buildings.
“Ventilation is essentially when you intentionally introduce fresh air—external air—into a space to dilute the potential particles that could be harmful,” said Gustavo Cumbo-Nacheli, MD, a Spectrum Health