Emerging evidence has swirled over the past few weeks about Electronic Air Purifiers. These electronic air purifiers that are generally resided at our homes, offices, or schools could be doing more harm than good. Portland State University was a part of the study, which reiterated that some kinds of air purifiers might have unintended health consequences. The conscience behind the discovery was that there was smoke from the wildfires that filled the air for days.
“There’s essentially this whole new class of air cleaners out there, for which there is very little test data, that are being aggressively marketed to consumers,” said Elliott Gall, an assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering at PSU.
Elliot Gall teamed up with scientists from both Illinois Tech and Colorado State University to put one to the test. They tested a device introduced by Global Pharma Solutions both in a controlled lab and a Portland-area building. What the results extracted might be out of the consumers’ imagination. It was intriguing and perplexing at the same time.
The device in the testing was unable in addressing the air deterrents that it’s advertised to remove from the space. The device changed the chemistry of the space by introducing it to the ions. It appears that the Electronic Air Purifiers might be able to produce some chemical-by-products, and these were the results of the operation.