The benefits of ventilation reach far beyond the coronavirus. What if we stop taking colds and flus for granted, too?
Here are the tech specs and acronyms you need to know before buying an air-cleaning device.
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Frankly, with all that has been written and argued about masks, I’ve been shocked how little attention the media paid to air purifiers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The good news is that researchers believe the coronavirus is pretty easy to trap in existing high-performance mechanical filters. Though the coronavirus itself usually measures about a tenth of a micron, virus-containing particles in the air are much bigger, mostly between 1 and 10 microns.
This year, Hillary Creech – the parent of a 10th grader and wife to a teacher – had an unusual back-to-school shopping list.
She ordered a box fan, some high-quality air filters, and a lot of duct tape. Why? To make a homemade air purifier for the local high school where her husband teaches.
Air purifiers are not complicated machines: Fundamentally, they consist of just a dense filter and a fan that draws air through it. But there’s a fair amount of confusion about what they can remove from the air—and, just as important, what they can’t.
There are lots of claims that house plants filter the air, but it turns out you need an awful lot of them to beat just opening the window,
Oh, and he also sits on the board of a filter company.
Despite their seeming ubiquity, however, it was quickly apparent that, to the uninitiated, the world of HEPA filtration devices is vast and ugly
We discovered a device called Molekule that’s technically in the air purification category – but we call it our pollutant destroyer. Unlike the traditional purifiers, it uses what they’ve coined PECO technology (Photo Electrochemical Oxidation) to destroy organic pollutants like VOCs, viruses, and bacteria at the molecular level.
In combination with other risk-reduction strategies, air purifiers could be an affordable way to reduce the risk of unmitigated COVID spread between unvaccinated students and staff, and the inevitable spread between, and within, these children’s households.
The air in your home can be even nastier than the air outside.
If your house doesn’t have a forced-air system—or if you’re looking for something for your workplace—both Sublett and Edwards recommend a portable air cleaner that has a built-in, replaceable HEPA filter. At home, keep it in your bedroom or wherever you spend the biggest chunk of your time. Also, keep it running day and night.
Air purifier marketing suggests they make a meaningful difference to the risks of spreading COVID-19; here’s what the experts have to say.
Now a new public-health priority is becoming apparent: making indoor air cleaner.
If you struggle with fall allergies -- or you just simply want to clean the air in your home -- an air purifier can help.
If you’re convinced you want an air purifier but are overwhelmed by the options, you’ll be relieved to know I did the research for you.
Molekule destroys the widest range of pollutants, including Covid-19 virus & organic chemicals, compared to traditional purifiers.