By Brent Stephens on March 13, 2021
The market for air cleaners is booming and you’ve undoubtedly seen these types of claims. I’ve spoken to countless business owners, building managers, engineers, teachers, and concerned citizens over the last several months who have had questions about the effectiveness and safety of a wide variety of air cleaning technologies that are being heavily marketed to combat COVID-19 transmission in indoor environments. The marketing claims are often bold, and sound quite promising:
These claims are frequently made based on results from test reports from third-party test labs such as EMSL, MRI Global, Innovative Bioanalysis, Analytical Lab Group, and Aerosol Research and Engineering Laboratories, to name a few. As far as I can tell, these are generally manufacturer- or distributor-funded lab tests intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of an air cleaning device for removing particles, killing microorganisms, or whatever the device is purported to do.
Ensure you are taking the right steps to provide quality indoor air. Give people the confidence to return indoors.