In recent weeks, we’ve highlighted several air purifiers for coronavirus protection here on our blog. As of the time of this writing, over 100,000 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed worldwide, including 233 cases in the United States. In order to give our customer the broadest possible range of options for reducing their risks in this increasingly worrisome epidemic, we’re continuing to reach out to our supplier and manufacturers for information about how their products fare against viruses like COVID-19.
This week, we’re taking a look at BetterAir’s line of probiotic air purifiers. Although these units purify the air in a different manner than traditional air purifiers, there is good reason to think that these units may be able to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Here’s what you need to know about BetterAir air purifiers for coronavirus protection.
First, a Bit About BetterAir
Before we look at the specifics of COVID-19, let’s explore how BetterAir air purifiers work. Unlike traditional purifiers, which use filters to remove contaminants from the air, BetterAir’s units release a special probiotic spray. This spray suspends itself in the air and eventually settles on surfaces, where it can then compete for available resources with harmful pathogens. To learn more about how this system works and what advantages it can offer, check out our recent blog feature on BetterAir.
Does BetterAir Work for Viruses?
Needless to say, not all air purifiers are effective against viruses. The good news, though, is that BetterAir’s probiotic blend has proven to be effective in reducing the number of viruses similar to coronavirus on surfaces. New research has shown that coronviruses can survive on surfaces without a host for up to 9 days. Because of this, people can be infected simply by touching a surface that has been populated with coronavirus, drastically increasing the chances of transmission.
It should be noted that no studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of BetterAir’s probiotic blend against COVID-19 specifically. However, a study conducted using feline calicivirus (FCV) showed that the probiotic mixture killed more than 99.99 percent of the active FCV viruses over a 6-hour time period. As a result of this proven anti-viral efficiency, we believe that BetterAir’s probiotic mixture may be able to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission via infected surfaces.
In addition to this direct benefit, BetterAir products also help to reduce more common pathogens and allergens in the air and on surfaces. By removing these other contaminants, BetterAir’s probiotics reduce your risk of developing other conditions that could take up the resources of your immune system and potentially make you more susceptible to COVID-19.
BetterAir Sprays and Air Purifiers for COVID-19
Now that we’ve made the case of BetterAir, let’s take a look at some of the products that may be useful in reducing your risk of catching COVID-19. The foremost product we recommend is the BetterAir Biotica800, a compact probiotic air purifier that can cover spaces of up to 800 square feet. This unit comes with a cartridge that last roughly 3 months, by which time many health officials believe new case rates will have begun to drop. Thanks to its small size and weight of just 3.3 pounds, this is also an air treatment device you can take with you to work or on any necessary trips. This is an extremely important benefit of the Biotica800, as it can help to protect you both inside and outside your home.
For even more versatile protection, you can also pick up a bottle of BetterAir’s probiotic spray. Using the same probiotic blend as the air purifier, this spray lets you directly target surfaces around you. Great for on-the-go use! This spray comes in both a large 6.7-ounce bottle and a small 75mL bottle that’s great for carrying in your pocket, purse or backpack wherever you go.
Keep in mind that these air purifiers and sprays should be only one part of your overall protection strategy. It’s still extremely important to wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face as much as possible and use proper sanitizing products as needed to reduce transmission risk. For a full list of all suggested precautions, we recommend visiting the CDCs official coronavirus prevention and treatment page.
More Air Purifiers for Coronavirus Protection
As we mentioned at the start of this article, this is the latest in our series on air purifiers that we believe are the best options for reducing your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. We want everyone who reads and follows our page to have the broadest range of solutions at their disposal as the world continues to grapple with this novel virus. Below, you’ll find links to our other features on this topic, sorted by brand, to help you learn more about the air purification systems that may help keep you and your family safe:
Still have questions about using air purifiers or probiotics to help reduce your risks as coronavirus spreads? We’re here to help! Feel free to contact us with your questions, and we’ll be happy to help you select the best products for your unique needs.