AG James Orders Companies to Stop Selling Bogus 'Coronavirus-Killing' Devices

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:02

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered AllerAir IndustriesAirpura Industries, and Sylvane Inc., companies that sell air purifiers, to immediately cease and desist marketing their products as tools that can prevent the spread and contraction of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The companies have been misrepresenting to consumers that COVID-19 is primarily an airborne disease and that its air purifiers can effectively prevent people from contracting the virus by removing the virus particles from the air. Studies from countless health organizations across the globe have determined that the primary transmission of the virus is through respiratory droplets, not air transmission, making these claims deeply misleading to consumers. COVID-19 poses serious risk to public health, and the misrepresentations by the companies could put consumers in jeopardy.

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