Add To Cart: 10 Personal And Home Air Purifiers To Invest In Now
Here's why we're still investing in these wellness gadgets now
We're nearing the middle of 2021—and while a lot of countries have started rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, safety is still of utmost priority on everyone's minds. While the world slowly opens up, people still keep face masks on, and at least locally, we're still wearing our face shields when we head out.
As for us who are mostly staying at home, we're pretty sure that like us, you've already invested in a couple of home improvement picks over the course of the quarantine, including furniture, work from home setup upgrades, kids' home schooling supplies, and yes, health and wellness gadgets! If you haven't yet, here's a list of some of our recommended wellness gadgets you should be looking into right now.
One thing we still strongly suggest you invest in now? An air purifier. Whether it be a personal-sized one or a full-on gadget for your home, it's a great investment because pandemic or not, air quality inside the home or the office is something we shouldn't be neglecting.
As we have mentioned in our first article about wearable air purifiers, unlike industry-grade air purifiers equipped with HEPA filters—which have already been debunked by scientists as coronavirus killers—personal air purifiers that are worn around the neck release negative ions called Anions to purify the air around you from airborne pollutants like bacteria, viruses, pollen, smoke, molds and dust mites. Since the coronavirus is a type of virus, then, in theory, the air purifier should also be able to drive the virus away. These purifiers usually come in different designs, but mostly in smaller sizes, light enough to be worn as a necklace.
The air purifier releases millions of these electrically negative charged molecules into its surrounding area, binding with the pollutants and virus in the air. The ions then transfer the negative charge to the pollutants, making everything negatively charged. The negative ions then act as a reverse magnet or a shield, to repel the anions that are now bonded with the pollutants, effectively pushing them out of your breathing zone.
There is no negative effect associated to anions since they can even be naturally generated by processes such as sunlight, lightening, waves from the ocean, and from waterfalls. Since we live in “concrete jungles,” air purifiers that release these negative ions may take their place.
According to a study by the Columbia University, negative ion generators were even linked to relieve depression and as a mood booster. They may also protect against germs in the air, so you’re less likely to sneeze, cough, or have throat irritation.
Check out our top picks below: