What can we do to protect ourselves in addition to keeping to well-implemented procedures given to us by the Ministry of Health?
In relation to this emergency we asked for some advice from dr. Fabrizio Cervelli, a biologist of Laboratori ARCHA in Pisa with whom we have been collaborating for years.
Washing your hands correctly and paying attention to every little detail (throwing away used tissues, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose, and maintaining a safe distance) are all procedures known by us all. And they are fundamental. However, taking a step further is possible, actually it is essential: it’s a matter of also ensuring the best hygiene measures in living and working environments, especially indoor ones.
Large amounts of microbial agents circulate naturally in the air, not always completely harmless and their accumulation in closed environments can determine the onset of infectious conditions both by breathing the air in which they are dispersed and by touching the surfaces on which the microbial agents may have settled.
The cleaning and disinfecting actions that are now widely described and recommended to eliminate microbial agents from surfaces are not able to significantly affect those present in the air.
For this reason, it’s essential have steady air circulation and, when possible, it’s extremely useful and advisable to actively reduce the presence of microorganisms in the air through certified sanitising devices.
The reduction of airborne microbial contamination drastically reduces the possibility of being infected by many airborne biological agents, ensuring safer environmental hygienic conditions.