How Air purifiers can help during COVID 19?
As we learn to live with the threat of Covid-19 we are all concerned about our health and the health of our loved ones, particularly if they are elderly or have on going health problems.
So as we face the challenges ahead, we thought we’d take this opportunity to explain how Air Purifiers can help.
Emerging evidence suggests the main method of transmission for Covid-19 is airborne. When we come into contact with an infected person, they release the virus into the environment. The number of viral particles a person comes into contact with, may determine how sick they become. Being exposed to a high viral load can overwhelm our immune system and increase our chances of severe illness
Using Air Purifiers reduce the amount of airborne virus a person may be exposed to. This helps to lessen risk in two ways. In the first instance, it may prevent them from contracting the virus altogether. And if they do become infected, it could lower the viral load in the surrounding environment. Reducing the viral load in this way gives the immune system a better chance of fighting the virus and therefore reduces the risk of serious symptoms.
How Air purifiers works to remove and kill Virus
HEPA filters and UV light air purifiers: HEPA stands for “high-efficiency particulate arresting.” As the name suggests, these filters are really good at pulling things out of the air and holding onto them so that they can’t be recirculated. The fibers in a HEPA filter are designed to trap particles as small as .01 micron in diameter — just a tiny fraction of the width of a human hair.
UV light devices, on the other hand, don’t remove anything. Instead, they’re designed to kill any viruses, bacteria or mold spores floating around by exposing them to ultraviolet light.
However, it is important to mention, that as well as airborne transmission, the virus can also be spread via surfaces and human contact. Therefore, it is vital that we regularly wash our hands and maintain social distance.