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Plasma Shield wins funding for trials of air purifier

Medical technology startup Plasma Shield has secured funding for trials of its innovative air purification technology, which could be used to stop the spread of superbugs such as COVID-19.

Australia's air quality culture criticised as experts point to ventilation as key in COVID-19 fight

When Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton was asked last week about whether ventilation in the state needed improvement, his answer caught the attention of leading scientists around the country.

COVID-19 in schools and getting your nature dose

With most children and teenagers unable to get vaccinated, we discuss other ways that schools might be able to reopen while minimising the risk of coronavirus spreading in those settings. Improved ventilation, masks, social distancing and rapid testing are some of the measures that could help. Plus how people are getting their 'nature dose' in different parts of the country.

This scientist says cleaning indoor air could make us healthier—and smarter

Joseph Allen runs a major public health research project at Harvard University, probing how indoor air quality affects human health and cognition

Clearing the air on better ventilation to lower COVID risk

Aerosol transmission is the main factor in spreading coronavirus and Australia needs to focus on delivering cleaner indoor air, argues Lidia Morawska.

The key to India opening up safely after COVID-19? Improving indoor air quality

India needs to focus on indoor air quality to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure successful reopening.

Experts call on Federal Government to acknowledge possible airborne transmission of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine

Failure at a federal level to acknowledge COVID-19 is transmitted through the air has been putting the community at risk, senior scientists, health and safety experts and doctors have told the ABC.

Coronavirus spread at Brisbane's Hotel Grand Chancellor 'most likely' from airborne transmission, experts warn

A dozen doctors have written to the Queensland Government warning that airborne disease specialists need to be employed to investigate whether there was any airborne transmission of the UK strain of coronavirus at Brisbane's Hotel Grand Chancellor.