The possibility of infection by a coronavirus by air conditioning has not yet been proven
There is no reason to believe that infection with a new coronavirus by air conditioning is possible.
This is stated in a message on the Center for Public Health website.
“Domestic air conditioners that are turned on in summer, under the conditions of their proper use, do not affect the risk of transmission of a new coronavirus infection, since they are not ventilation systems. The principle of their operation is that the air conditioners take the air in the room, cool it down and return it to the same premises, “the message said.
At the same time, the DSP noted that the use of air conditioners often causes a false impression of fresh, clean air in the room.
“In fact, carbon dioxide, chemical and biological pollutants gradually accumulate in the air in the confined space. Ventilation of rooms is one of the main measures to prevent the transmission of respiratory diseases, in particular COVID-19. When using an air conditioner, don’t forget to ventilate the room well and often. ” – the message says.
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It should also be noted that air conditioning cannot become a source of propagation of the pathogen COVID-19, since the virus needs a living host organism to reproduce.
At the same time, it is necessary to respect the operating rules of household air conditioners, to regularly carry out their maintenance, cleaning and disinfection.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru