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Can air purifiers protect you from COVID-19?

Can air purifiers protect you from COVID-19?

BY CYNTHIA DEMARCO

 

Studies show that wearing a mask properly and consistently practicing good social distancing can significantly reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through droplet transmission.

But concerns about possible aerosol transmission have many people thinking about air purifiers, too. So, how do the various types of air cleaners work? Are any of them effective against COVID-19? And should you get one (or more) for your home?

We spoke with Tim Peglow, our assistant vice president of Patient Care and Patient Facilities, for guidance. Here’s what he had to say about air purifiers and COVID-19.

Read the full article on University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center website.

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