Check Air Purifier Myths and Facts Before Buying to Prevent COVID-19

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There are many myths circulating in the community regarding devices air purifier. That’s why it’s better to check the facts first before you buy it to prevent transmission COVID-19 in the room.

1. Indoor air is more pollution-free than outdoor

This is a myth. A number of studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1 United States, the level of indoor air pollution (indoor) can reach two to five times higher than outdoors (outdoor). Sources of indoor pollution include combustion emissions from stove fires or cigarettes, pesticides, entry of pollution from outdoors, and so on.

Therefore, the presence of an air purifier at home is crucial for filtering out pollutant particles. Even according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Research or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, air purifier devices with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) are considered effective for preventing indoor COVID-19 transmission.

Air purification in Samsung Air Purifier Photo: dock Samsung Indonesia

Thanks to the filter HEPAThis air purifier can filter up to 99.97% of dust, allergens, and bacteria measuring up to 0.3μm. This helps users who have respiratory problems or allergies to breathe better indoors, as dust and allergens that trigger allergies are filtered out.

2. Air purifier is able to eliminate odors and harmful gases

This is a fact. Thanks to the sophistication of technology, water purifiers can eliminate odors and discussed gases. One example is Samsung Air Purifier AX60 which is able to ward off cigarette smoke, the smell of cooking, the smell of pets, the smell of garbage. Even based on testing, the device is able to remove harmful gases such as toluene, xylene, benzene, ethylbenzene, styrene, and formaldehyde.

Samsung Air PurifierSamsung Air Purifier AX60 Photo: dock Samsung Indonesia

All this thanks to the Laser PM Sensor to detect dust and particles less than 1.0㎛ in size, as well as various harmful gases. Combined with an Activated Carbon Deodorization Filter which performs layered purification, it improves the quality of the air that residents breathe.

3. Position near the air purifier will get more clean air

It’s a myth. In fact, wherever you are in the room you will get the same benefits from an air purifier. Air purifier devices have a number of clean air supply rates or known as Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR).

CADR will measure the effectiveness of the air purifier based on the area of ​​the room and the volume of clean air produced per unit time. The higher the CADR number, the better the air purifier’s ability to clean indoor air.

When choosing an air purifier, it is recommended to choose one that fits the size of the room so that users can feel the benefits to the maximum.

Samsung Air PurifierSamsung Air Purifier Photo: dock Samsung Indonesia

4. Air purifier is noisy so it disturbs sleep

Again, this is a myth. In fact, the fan on the air purifier can make noise at a certain level of noise, especially when it detects and works to filter harmful gases or substances.

But there’s no need to worry, because modern air purifiers are able to muffle the sound so it’s not noisy at all. So that your sleep will not be disturbed when the air purifier is used in the bedroom at night.

Samsung Air PurifierSamsung Air Purifier Photo: dock Samsung Indonesia

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