Do UV Lamps and Air Purifiers Work Against COVID-19?
Marie Buenaventura of Manila Bulletin reports the global pandemic has pushed people to try out consumer health products that may help stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Some of the trendiest items during the pandemic are Ultraviolet (UV) lamps and air purifiers. But do they really work? Or are consumers just wasting money? UV lamps are supposed to help disinfect surfaces, while air purifiers are meant to filter and remove indoor pollutants like allergens, dust, and mold as well as some airborne bacteria and viruses from the air. Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed) explains that all…
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