While portable air purifiers have become a common sight during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has said they are not worth the money. Photo: AFPWhile portable air purifiers have become a common sight during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has said they are not worth the money. Photo: AFP
While portable air purifiers have become a common sight during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has said they are not worth the money. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Hong Kong watchdog warns residents portable air purifiers test poorly in real-life conditions

  • Overall performance of 10 wearable negative ion purifiers disappointing, Consumer Council says, even after an hour of operation in confined space
  • Hongkongers better off simply washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, council head Gilly Wong says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
While portable air purifiers have become a common sight during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has said they are not worth the money. Photo: AFPWhile portable air purifiers have become a common sight during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has said they are not worth the money. Photo: AFP
While portable air purifiers have become a common sight during Covid-19, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has said they are not worth the money. Photo: AFP
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