Monday, November 21, 2005

Air Purifiers and the Cold and Flu Season

Another miserable cold and flu season is upon us once again and the magic question on everyone's lips is, "What can I do to avoid getting sick?"

As a company that deals in clean air, we wanted to share our perspective on this issue.

While we know there is certainly no guarantee that an air cleaner will offer 100% protection, we believe that it can form an important part of your prevention arsenal.

According to Penn State's airborne pathogens database , bacteria and viruses can range in size from 0.018 microns to well over 1 micron.

True HEPA filtration, like that in AllerAir air purifiers, can capture many of these respirable particles, in fact removing 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

It's also worth mentioning that HEPA technology is used in hospitals world-wide as part of their routine hygiene procedures.

After all, if a fellow staffer is sneezing away in the next cubicle wouldn't you want there to be an air purifier between you???

From my cubicle to yours -- good luck for a sneeze-free winter....

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