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Will an air purifier protect against Coronavirus?

Posted by Janet Rhodes on

Coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV  is part of a family of viruses (including SARS and MERS) known to cause disease in humans. The infection can be similar to the common flu or present itself as a more serious illness, such as pneumonia.

The recent outbreak in China has caused severe lung disease in hundreds of people. The virus has now been confirmed in more countries in Asia, North America, and more recently in Europe.

A number of customers have asked which air purifier can help to protect against the virus.

Purifying the air you breathe indoors is not a guarantee against contamination. However as a complementary precaution to keep a low level of microorganisms in indoor environments, there are two air purifiers we recommend as they have been designed to destroy any viruses or microorganisms that pass through them. 

The Airfree Air Steriliser doesn't simply filter out airborne viruses, germs and bacteria, it completely and silently destroys them, eliminating viruses by heat. The patented ceramic core inside the Airfree is heated to 180-200ºC. This incinerates and denatures any virus or microorganism that passes through it. Think of it as "boiling" the air to sterilise it. The smaller the microorganism the easier it is to burn and destroy, including influenza, SARS, MERS and Coronavirus. 


The Vortex VI-35-00 Ionic Air Purifier has a different approach but will also silently remove viruses and bacteria as small as 0.1 micron with staggering efficiency. 

The tiny but powerful VI-3500 releases 3.4 trillion negative ions per second. These negative ions attach themselves to the positively charged ions in bacteria, viruses and other airborne pollutants making them too heavy to stay airborne. The ionised pollutants then fall onto the collector pad on the Vortex.

Like the Airfree, the Vortex is maintenance free. There are no filters to replace and both are completely silent in use, with no noisy fan.


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