If you are looking for an air purifier for your home, you are probably also looking for an air purifier for COVID-19 and other virus risks. The dangers of aerosolized, airborne pathogens and viruses are now common knowledge, following the COVID-19 epidemic.
Less commonly known are the dangers from other ultrafine pollutant particles. As explained in this article in Experimental and Molecular Medicine: "Ultrafine particles (PM0.1), which are present in the air in large numbers, pose a health risk. They generally enter the body through the lungs but translocate to essentially all organs. Compared to fine particles (PM2.5), they cause more pulmonary inflammation and are retained longer in the lung."
Brio rapidly removes damaging, invisible ultrafine particles, including viruses as small as 0.011 microns. In independent lab testing, conducted in a stainless-steel chamber at LMS Technologies, Brio removed 99.9 percent of ultrafine particles in 29 minutes. Without Brio, almost twice as many particles remain in the air after the same amount of time. Brio Test Results
In independent lab testing, at LMS Technologies in Minnesota, Brio removed 100% of live MS2 virus (Covid-19 surrogate) in just 15 minutes. The test, conducted in a 1000-square-foot, sealed stainless steel chamber, released aerosolized MS-2 bacteriophage, a live FDA-approved COVID-19 surrogate virus, into the chamber. MS-2 is similar to coronavirus in size.
The great news is that Brio removes the virus. But, it is also important to know that properly using a Brio Air Purifier is only one part of your COVID-19 protection plan.
According to the EPA, "When used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space. However, by itself, a portable air cleaner is not enough to protect people from COVID-19. When used along with other best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, operating an air cleaner can be part of a plan to protect yourself and your family." For more information, read the EPA position on air purifiers and COVID-19.