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150 Years of Spills: Philadelphia Refinery Cleanup Highlights Toxic Legacy of Fossil Fuels

A Feb. 16 Reuters story about cleanup efforts at the former site of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, that quoted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was picked up by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 25. 

Why Getting COVID-19 at an Indoor Gathering Is Even Likelier Than Experts Once Thought

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new research on indoor transmission of COVID-19.

We Are Over-Cleaning in Response To COVID-19

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering, co-authored a Dec. 11 Washington Post op-ed arguing that deep cleaning to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is ineffective and can be unhealthy and businesses should instead focus resources on improving ventilation.

Coronavirus News Roundup: September 19–September 25

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Sept. 25 Scientific American post about guidance he put together with more than 50 indoor air quality experts and other scientists to help people understand how to protect themselves from COVID-19 aerosol transmission.

What To Expect Over the Next Six Months of Pandemic Life, According To Philly Experts

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Sept. 21 Philadelphia Inquirer story about local experts’ projections for the next six months of the battle against COVID-19.

How To Be Safe Indoors During Coronavirus: Ventilation Pros Share Their Expertise

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 11 Cheddar story about the role of ventilation in keeping people safe from the coronavirus indoors.

There’s More To COVID Safety Than 6 Feet of Social Distance. Here’s What Else To Consider.

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the science behind assessing and minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission indoors.

As Experts Argue About Coronavirus Face-Coverings, Here's What You Should Know

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Aug. 12 Science News story about erroneous reporting around a new study that suggested the study indicated neck gaiters did not prevent aerosol spread of COVID-19. Haas was cited in a related story in Mic on Aug 13.

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Trash Your Neck Gaiter Based on the New Mask Study

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Aug. 12 Science News story about erroneous reporting around a new study that suggested the study indicated neck gaiters did not prevent aerosol spread of COVID-19. Haas was cited in a related story in Mic on Aug 13.

6 Feet Away Isn't Enough. Covid-19 Risk Involves Other Dimensions, Too

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 22 Vox story about why the "6-foot rule" doesn't eliminate risk of COVID-19 transmission indoors. Haas' quote was also cited in a May 24 Vox story about more than 100 worshipers contracting the virus at a single church service in Germany. 

Do Houseplants Really Clean the Air? Yes — But There's One Thing You Should Know

Research by Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, andBryan Cummings, a doctoral student in the College, showing that houseplants do not contribute to improving indoor air quality, was featured in a Feb. 7 Inverse story.

Sorry, Your Houseplants Aren't Actually Purifying Your Apartment's Air

Research by Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, andBryan Cummings, a doctoral candidate in the College, showing that houseplants do not contribute to improving indoor air quality, was featured in a Feb. 3 Salon story.