In the News: The Debate on Airborne Transmission

A story in Medium focused on possible airborne transmission of COVID-19.  The story featured analysis from Lisa Brosseau, PhD, a retired professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UIC School of Public Health.  Brosseau analyzed how a virus can be transmitted through the air.

Have you ever used hairspray or aerosolized cooking oil? Many of those droplets remain airborne nearby as you inhale particles and smell hairspray and cooking oil for several minutes.  The same thing happens when someone coughs or sneezes. Talking, breathing, coughing, and sneezing create an aerosol (a suspension of particles in the air) containing particles in a range of sizes, with viable infectious organisms present in both small and large particles.

Lisa Brosseau, PhD  |  Professor (Retired) of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

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