COVID-19 and Schools
Classroom Purifier Cuts Infection Risks in Half—Same as Opening Windows
A study in two South Korean high schools found that window ventilation reduced the risk of COVID-19 infection by 55%, while the use of an air purifier shrank the risk by 50%. The combination of the two dropped the risk by nearly three-quarters (73%). Researchers from the Infrastructure Safety department at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) said the use of the air-purifying device worked best when it was placed in the middle of the room, which was sized to hold about 25 students.
The study ran several rounds in which the performance of various antiviral and antibacterial air purifiers was tested in an actual classroom. Virus-like salt…