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Experts call for new standards to combat airborne disease – The Australian

Building standards need to undergo a “paradigm shift” to better protect against airborne diseases, a group of experts said Thursday, drawing on hard-won lessons…

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  • 30 minutes ago May 14, 2021

Building standards need to undergo a “paradigm shift” to better protect against airborne diseases, a group of experts said Thursday, drawing on hard-won lessons from the Covid pandemic.
Future building designs must incorporate increased ventilation and air-cleaning measures, including filtration and disinfection using both filters and ultraviolet devices, they wrote in the journal Science.
The 39 experts, who include some of the world’s foremost environmental engineers,…

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