Category: Clearing the Air

  • Listen: Many Schools Are Buying High-Tech Air Purifiers. What Should Parents Know?

    This is a collaboration between KHN and “Science Friday.” Listen to the conversation between KHN senior correspondent Christina Jewett and Science Friday’s host and executive producer, Ira Flatow. As students return to school, parents are getting a lot of mail about what schools are doing to better protect kids in the classroom — including details […]

  • Government Oversight of Covid Air Cleaners Leaves Gaping Holes

    Stephen Matthew Shumaker counted on in-home, in-person demonstrations to drive his water filtration business, which serves the Atlanta area. So when covid-19 hit and no one was inviting people indoors, he turned to the air-cleaning part of his operation. He sent cards in the mail advertising air purifiers using ActivePure technology to new homeowners: “KILL […]

  • More Than 100 Missouri Schools Have Bought ‘Often Unproven’ Air-Cleaning Technology

    When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Scott Dulle scoured the internet for ways to safely get kids back into St. Thomas More School, a private pre-K-8 school in Kansas City, Missouri, where he works as the director of building and grounds. When Dulle found air-purifying ionization technology that marketing materials said would inactivate over 99% of […]

  • Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

    Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has joined Big Ass Fans, lending his scientific credibility to a company division that says its ion-generating technology kills the coronavirus. The company charges $9,450 for a fan with technology that academic air quality experts question. This story also ran on The […]