Trapping Flu Virus

Friday, May 8, 2009 by Tom Ruse
A few have asked me recently, with the Swine Flu outbreak, can a high efficiency air cleaner safeguard my house against the flu?

The real answer is NO! Our Aprilaire Model 5000 Electronic Air Cleaner is the best installed whole-house air cleaner on the market and it DOES trap virus-sized particles. Because if this, there is the potential, if a virus particle attaches itself to a piece of dust that is airborne , that the virus will be permanently trapped and will not re-enter your living space.

In that way, the air cleaner might help reduce the spread of the virus. BUT THERE IS NO WAY IT WILL TRAP IT ALL! A virus that someone leaves on a hard surface may never be airborne so the Aprilaire air cleaner cannot help that---- NO air cleaner can!

Take all the precautions that the pros tell you about the spread of the flu.

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