Air purifier necklaces and COVID-19
Now, the question is, do air purifier necklaces really work against COVID-19?
Experts say it’s too soon to tell. As mentioned earlier, there are very few studies about the effectiveness of wearable air purifiers. It seems like there’s no research yet about its capability to rid the air of the novel coronavirus.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), properly used air purifiers can reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, in confined spaces. However, on their own, they cannot protect you and your family against COVID-19.
DOH on wearable purifiers
In a press briefing, health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergaire stated that portable air purifiers that do not emit smoke won’t cause harm. Hence, there is nothing wrong with using them. However, DOH also firmly clarifies that they are not endorsing or recommending air purifier necklaces, especially in place of masks. The health department reasons that there’s still no evidence to prove the device’s efficacy.
The best weapon against COVID-19 is still to follow health protocols. Wash your hands frequently, wear masks and face shields, and strictly observe physical distancing.
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