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JUST PUBLISHED: Estimation of airborne viral emission: Quanta emission rate of SARS-CoV-2 for infection risk assessment

A new paper has just been published in the Environment International journal, titled, “Estimation of airborne viral emission: Quanta emission rate of SARS-CoV-2 for infection risk assessment“, led by ILAQH’s Adjunct Professor Giorgio Buonanno, from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, and co-authored by ILAQH’s Director,…

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QUT Media Release: Indoor precautions essential to stem airborne COVID-19

Researchers are urging health authorities to immediately recognise the role of airborne transmission of COVID-19 virus droplets from an infected person beyond 1.5m in order to stem the disease’s spread. Read more | Download

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JUST PUBLISHED: Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: the world should face the reality

Just published in the Environment International journal, an important Perspective titled “Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: the world should face the reality” written by Professor Lidia Morawska (ILAQH, QUT) and Professor Junji Cao (Key Lab of Aerosol Chemistry & Physics (KLACP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China). To read

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QUT Media Release: COVID-19 could be spread on breath of infected people

While we have heard much discussion about how COVID-19 infection spreads, little focus has been placed on the airborne route of infection, so far, says QUT International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health director Professor Lidia Morawska. Read More | Download

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Professor Zoran Ristovski interview with Chanel 7 News

Professor Zoran Ristovski was interviewed by Chanel 7 News to talk about how pollution levels in our seas and skies appear to be dropping! To watch the video

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ILAQH Research on Expiratory Aerosols and Infection Spread

The ILAQH has been conducting extensive studies related to infection spread over many years, including responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic. More recently, the ILAQH is in the process of setting up two mask testing facilities. One to be established in the ILAQH laboratory at QUT, and will investigate non-viable aerosols. The…

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More testing and surveillance needed for COVID-19

Last night (23 March) Australia’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Paul Kelly, said that new protocols determining who can be tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 will be announced in the coming days. Here, Professor Lidia Morawska and Professor Guy B. Marks argue that much more testing is needed, and why. Read more | Download

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Many congratulations to Dr. Branka Miljevic, awarded the position of HDR Director!

Many congratulations to Dr. Branka Miljevic for being awarded the position of HDR Director for our new School, the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences!

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ILAQH Media appearances on bush fire smoke

Members of the ILAQH have been giving numerous media appearances on the topic of air quality from bush fire smoke, with the continuation of multiple bush fires burning across Queensland and New South Wales. Lidia Morawska ABC News on 9 December, titled Sydney smoke is infiltrating homes and it may be just as hazardous to stay indoors | (Read more ►)

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Many congratulations to Professor Zoran Risktovski, awarded the position of Acting Head of School!

Many congratulations to Professor Zoran Ristovski for being awarded the position of Acting Head of School, for our new school – the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences!

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QUT MEDIA RELEASE: Bushfire smoke more dangerous than dust storm particles

Bushfire smoke particles covering Queensland and New South Wales are more dangerous to inhale than the particles from the dust storms which blanketed Brisbane in 2009. Professor Zoran Ristovski, from QUT’s International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health (ILAQH), said QUT had developed and deployed a network of KOALA air-quality…

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ILAQH Researchers on Chanel 7 News

ILAQH Team members Dr. Tom Cole-Hunter and  Ms. Xiaoting Liu were interviewed on Chanel 7 news on Wednesday, 13 November for a short story on Brisbane’s air quality this week as a result of the bush fires. A KOALA, developed by the ILAQH, is hiding in the middle of this video! For more information on how the KOALAs operate. Link to view

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