Can An Air Purifier Really Kill Airborne Germs, Bacteria, & Viruses?

Posted on February 29, 2020

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Can An Air Purifier Really Kill Airborne Germs, Bacteria, & Viruses? 

The Age-Old Question Finally Receives A Thoughtful Answer! 

For far too long, the lingering question of, “do air purifiers actually kill germs, bacteria, and viruses?” finally receives the answer that we all deserve. Are you ready for it? Yes! There are specially designed air purifiers that have the ability to kill even the most dangerous airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses. Any air purifier equipped with a true HEPA filter and an ultraviolet germicidal lamp will provide you with the very best line of defense against a wide range of airborne diseases – even the current novel coronavirus that is running rampant all throughout the world.

But how exactly can it protect us against these diseases? Let’s get into it down below! 

What Is A HEPA Filter?

A HEPA filter is a Highly Efficient Particulate Arresting filter that has the ability to trap 99.99% of all microns that pass through it – just as long as they are as small as 0.1 microns. And while it is certainly one of the most important preliminary lines of defense against microorganisms in your air, it is not exactly enough to protect you against some of the more volatile airborne diseases.

How Does the Coronavirus Come into Play?

The size of the coronavirus is 0.125 microns, which means that it is a bit too large for a HEPA filter to effectively capture. This means that you will need a second line of defense, and that will come in the form of a UV light. 

Airpura has recently incorporated some brand new designs that take advantage of UV light to eliminate viruses that are too large to be captured by a HEPA filter. So, when it comes to the novel coronavirus, a UV germicidal lamp strategically placed within the confines of a HEPA filter will give you the best chance to remove the virus from the air in your space. 

How Does It Work?

When pathogens are drawn into the air purifier, they are effectively caught and trapped onto the surface of the HEPA filter. As the UV germicidal lamp blasts its powerful rays on these germs and toxins, their DNA is essentially eviscerated. From there, the germs are effectively killed. Now, because the lamp is placed directly within the confines of the HEPA filter, it eliminates the risk that those toxins will pass through the filter and make it back into your air stream.

And guess what? The current coronavirus removal rate stands at 99.99%! If you are intent on protecting the air that you breathe from becoming infected with the coronavirus, then your best line of defense will come in the form of an air purifier with a HEPA filter and a UV germicidal lamp.

Let’s Take A Look At Some Models

  • Airpura UV600 Germicidal Ultraviolet Air Purifier
  • Airpura P600 Air Purifier For Chemical & VOC Control
  • Airpura I600 Healthcare Severe Allergies, Severe Asthma

To learn more about all of the products that we have available, we recommend that you visit our website and browse through all of the different makes and models. From there, choose the best air purifier that suits your personal needs.

Keywords: Air Purifier, Air Purification, UV Germicidal Lamp, Coronavirus, HEPA.


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