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Home air quality in lockdown – Aoife Morrin and Emer Duffy in the Irish Times

Submitted on Tuesday, 23/06/2020

Home air quality in lockdown – interesting findings from Aoife Morrin and Emer Duffy in the Irish Times Open the windows more, especially when you cook and clean, use your extractor fan and do not mix cleaning products together. That’s the advice from a group of scientists at Dublin City University who have been seeing an increase in indoor, airborne pollution as we spend more time at home due to Covid-19 restrictions. The researchers, led by Dr Aoife Morrin at DCU School of Chemical Sciences, noticed an upturn in particulate matter and volatile organic compounds in a small number of homes starting from mid-March. “We think it is because people are spending more time in their homes, and cooking and cleaning more frequently,” she says. Read the full article in the Irish Times here.