The World Health Organization has declared the Covid 19 or the Coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. Today, it is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and of unimaginable proportion. From a human and business perspective, this is one of the worst times of human history with disastrous effects. COVID-19, better known as the Corona virus, is spreading rapidly around the world and is having an increasing impact on our daily lives. It is good to take certain things into account in order to minimize the risk of infection and swing into action to mitigate the crisis.
Some experts feel that in addition to considering personal hygiene and keeping utensils clean, good air humidity can help cut further spread. They say that there is relationship between temperature and humidity. According to some research, a relative humidity of 80% or lower than 20%, most corona viruses are still active after two days at a constant temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. At a constant temperature and relative humidity of 50%, less than 1% of the viruses survived after 2 days. This means that lower humidity may have a detrimental effect on the health of corona virus.
“This is the time to address indoor air quality seriously. Temperature humidity management is very important to control the spread. More than 50% relative humidity helps harmful virus. In fact, high humidity and low temperature is a deadly combination like a poison,” says Mansoor Ali, an Air quality Expert and owner of Amfah. He has over 20 years of experience and has been tracking research in this field and has domain knowledge.
A report from Medical News Today also says that humidity may affect COVID-19 outcome. It says: As we move from a colder winter to a warmer spring, the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic may significantly depend on levels of humidity — indoors and outdoors. The article also says that studies in mice suggest that a relative humidity of 40–60% is ideal for containing the virus. “That’s why I recommend humidifiers in buildings,” says Mansoor Ali, Amfah, who adds that 50% relative humidity contributed to good viral clearance and an efficient immune response. Here is the link: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-humidity-may-affect-covid-19-outcome#4060%-humidity-may-be-ideal
A report by Amfah India indicates the links between Relative humidity-RH levels and viral activity.
“All latest research confirms temperature & humidity control as most critical aspects,” adds Ali.
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