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National Ventilation Expert Warns Against Using “Unproven Technologies that Have Slick Marketing”

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Explains the Cost Effective Way Of Providing High Quality Ventilation and Filtration In Schools

Dr. Richard Corsi is Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. He recently produced an infographic that explains the relatively low cost of providing high quaility portable HEPA filters and the significant impact they can have on improving air quality in our classrooms.

Dr. Corsi’s observations mirror those from Theresa Pistochini of UC Davis, who explicitly advised SCUSD to also use the portable HEPA filters with a proven track record. She also specifically recommended that SCUSD NOT USE the controversial, unproven portable filters created by UDVI, which was written about recently in the Sacramento BEE. You can read those stories here and here.

Dr. Corsi recently participated in a national town hall where he provided a clear explanation on the impact of ventilation and filtration systems in schools and specifically warned against using “unproven technologies that have slick marketing.” The video can be found below.

See the full video here: https://youtu.be/nPjb7ej5W_w?t=1

For approximately $2 mllion, SCUSD could provide cost-effective, safer learning spaces that follow expert recommendations regarding ventilation and filtration mitigation measures.

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