Air humidification plays a critical role in creating a healthy climate for living, work and public spaces.
We strive to make an active contribution to the protection of human health by combining scientific knowledge, engineering achievements, healthy lifestyles, environmental protection and modern architectural solutions. It's time for everyone to seriously think about responsibility for human health, creating air parameters in the buildings in which we live and work.
The scientific world community knows that a relative humidity of 40% to 60% helps to provide protection against viruses, bacteria and significantly reduces the risk of infection. For more than 30 years, renowned doctors and scientists have been conducting clinical and empirical research and publishing their results in scientific journals.
Stephanie Taylor M. D., Infection Control Consultant at Harvard Medical School, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and member of the ASHRAE Epidemiology Working Group.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Akiko Iwasaki (Yale university).
Walter Hugentobler, M. D. (University of Zurich).
Doctor of Medicine, Professor Adriano Aguzzi (University of Zurich).
These leading researchers call on the World Health Organization (WHO) to:
• Recognize and apply research findings on the relationship between air humidity and airway immune response, transmission and inactivation of viruses.
• To protect public health, establish rules for observing the minimum level of humidity in public and commercial buildings.
The authorities and the scientific community of WHO member countries should receive advice and scientific evidence on the effects of air humidity on human health. This will serve as a guide for action to create new and revise outdated air humidity standards in hospitals, schools, airports, train stations, social institutions, offices, residential buildings, etc. It is necessary to create control state bodies, everywhere and regularly checking the conformity of work
ventilation and air preparation according to sanitary and hygienic parameters.
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