Effects of Relative Humidity on COVID-19 in Heritage Interiors

Skipper, Philip and Willett, Clara (2021) Effects of Relative Humidity on COVID-19 in Heritage Interiors. Other. Historic England.

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Adjusting relative humidity to prevent COVID-19 spread could pose long-term damage to heritage interiors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unexpected challenges for the whole country, including the heritage sector. Following news reports on the spread of the virus and lack of advice on disinfecting historic surfaces, Historic England rapidly developed guidance to provide this information.
RH and temperature are closely related, but for the temperature range which is found in heritage interiors RH had the greater impact on virus persistence. Therefore in this article we will be addressing only RH.

Keywords:COVID-19, Heritage risk management, Heritage, Relative humidity, Architectural conservation, Conservation, Museums
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C540 Virology
W Creative Arts and Design > W160 Fine Art Conservation
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:47740
Deposited On:22 Mar 2022 16:49

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