Clinical research and Occupational Medicine

A Randomized Trial of Portable Air Cleaners to Reduce Coronavirus Exposures at Home

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Help us determine if home air cleaners reduce the level of the coronavirus in the air. Please call as soon as possible after diagnosis.

How can you participate?

If you are an adult who recently (within the past 7 days) tested positive for the coronavirus, you may be eligible to participate – see below to learn more. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill in the Contact Form below or contact us directly by  phone (732-535-0780).

Title of the study: A Randomized Trial of Portable Air Cleaners to Reduce Coronavirus Exposures at Home.

Principal Investigator: Howard Kipen, MD, MPH

Purpose: To see if the use of a home air cleaner reduces the levels of coronavirus in the air

Who Participates: 40 adults who tested positive for the coronavirus within the past 7 days.

Study Procedures: Participants are screened for eligibility over the phone. The study involves 2 days of air monitoring in your home.

  • The study team will make appointments for 3 visits (each 1 hour or less) to your home.

    • At the first visit, the air monitoring equipment and air cleaner will be set up. You will also be given a saliva test for the coronavirus.

    • At the second visit, the next day, the team will collect the air samples from the first 24 hours.

    • At the third study visit, the team will collect the air samples from the second 24 hours. All monitoring equipment will be removed from the home.

  • You will be asked to complete questionnaires at each study visit.

Compensation: You will be given a $100 gift card and may keep the air cleaner.

If you want more information. . .

Please fill out the form below and hit send. We will then contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.

Or for more information you may contact us:

Email: researchstudy@eohsi.rutgers.edu | Phone: 732-535-0780

170 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 – 848-445-0200  Fax: 732-445-0131

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