Many pathogens (germs), including the virus responsible for COVID-19, spread through the air. It is estimated that nearly 300,000 South Africans have now lost their lives to this deadly new disease, but we should not ignore the fact that our old foes tuberculosis and influenza together kill about 70,000 South Africans every year. Gathering in poorly ventilated indoor spaces exposes us to these and other forms of preventable harm just by breathing shared, contaminated air.
GreenFlag Association is a multidisciplinary body comprised of scientists, academics, and business representatives working collaboratively to provide practical solutions that could reduce the transmission of SARS-COV-2 and other airborne pathogens (germs) in enclosed public spaces. Shared indoor spaces are, almost exclusively, the places that Covid-19 spreads.
The GreenFlag Association was created to:
- Increase awareness of the benefits of better ventilation and cleaner air indoors where people gather
- Increase public peace of mind from being in spaces where the air is safe to breathe
- Produce knowledge and tools to evaluate the quality of air in indoor places
- Offer GreenFlag Certification to facilities that meet air quality standards