When I expressed my interest in purchasing an UV air purifier for my apartment, my mom was adamant that I take things slow and make sure to purchase one that was legit.
This took me by surprise, because I didn’t know there were air purifiers out there on the market that weren’t safe to use.
I wasn’t sure if my mom was just worrying about fake news that she’d seen online, so I decided to do my own research. As it turns out, she was right! There weren’t necessarily fake air purifiers, but some of the cheap ones were causing more harm than good. These cheaply made air purifiers could make the air dry, causing unwanted coughing, headaches, and sore throats. It was especially dangerous for people suffering from asthma! I needed to find an air purifier that had great ratings, while also eliminating as much debri, bacteria, and viruses from the air in my apartment. I knew this wouldn’t be cheap, but I wasn’t sure if the landlord was still replacing my air filters, and I doubted he was using HEPA certified air filters. This is why I was interested in purchasing an UV air purifier. I’m glad I went out and purchased my UV air filter when I did, because when the virus got really bad, the air purifiers flew off the shelf. I’m one of the lucky ones who was able to purchase a certified UV air purifier over a cheaply made one, and I don’t take that for granted.