An air purifier for office desks made by IQAir. Experts argue that such devices will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: IQAir An air purifier for office desks made by IQAir. Experts argue that such devices will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: IQAir
An air purifier for office desks made by IQAir. Experts argue that such devices will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: IQAir

Air purifiers won’t protect against coronavirus, experts say, as makers report surge in sales

  • Air purifiers do little to prevent Covid-19 as the coronavirus is transmitted through respiratory droplets and not the air, experts say
  • Commercial air purifiers focus on pollutants and have no removal requirements for pathogens, one specialist says

Topic |   Wellness
An air purifier for office desks made by IQAir. Experts argue that such devices will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: IQAir An air purifier for office desks made by IQAir. Experts argue that such devices will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: IQAir
An air purifier for office desks made by IQAir. Experts argue that such devices will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: IQAir
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