Six-Foot Sneeze Zones (05-10-17)

Speaking at the 2017 Science to Practice Conference, organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at Berkeley, John Swartzberg, MD, discussed the spread of disease in workplaces, among other topics.  He reviewed research indicating that sick individuals can spread diseases, such as the flu, to people within 6 feet when they sneeze.  The reported findings have implications for workplace and healthcare waiting room design, for example.

John Swartzberg.  2017.  “Workplace Health.”  Science to Practice Conference; Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces; University of California, Berkeley.  Berkeley, CA; May 4.