EH MATTERS fellow Jennifer Ahumada (USC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, ‘24) led the infographic. Thanks to the community leaders of Pacoima Beautiful, Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne, and Wendy Gutschow for supporting this work.
Further Instructions for Building a DIY Air Filter
Step by Step Guide: https://edgecollective.io/airbox/
Step by Step Video Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6XuVHsan4Y
Step by Step Video Guide (two-filters): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukyF2xm8cws
Step by Step Video Guide (one-filter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujUFj2G9_-Y
Step by Step Guide (one-filter): https://deohs.washington.edu/sites/default/files/AirFilterInfographic_FINAL.pdf
DIY Air Filter
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May, N. W., Dixon, C., & Jaffe, D. A. (2021). Impact of wildfire smoke events on indoor air quality and evaluation of a low-cost filtration method. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 21(7), 210046.
MERV ratings and Air Filtration
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Zhang, J., Huntley, D., Fox, A., Gerhardt, B., Vatine, A., & Cherne, J. (2020). Study of viral filtration performance of residential HVAC filters. ASHRAE J, 62(8), 26-32.