Do Air Purifier Necklaces Actually Work?

Do Air Purifier Necklaces Actually Work?

When it comes to you and your family’s health, will you settle for less? Of course not! We always go for the best. That’s why it’s important to be more mindful when choosing the products to purchase and use. When looking for efficient air purifier necklaces, for instance, there are products that instead of helping you keep safe and protected, can bring unexpected harm. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, different types of air purifiers are continuously popping up in the market to potentially reduce your risk of getting infected. Among these types is the air purifier necklace which has become popular. But can it really protect you against the COVID-19 virus and other air pollutants? Let’s find out!


What Is An Air Purifier Necklace?

From the term itself, it is a wearable air purifier that’s small, lightweight, and portable. It is the ones you commonly see to people wearing an air purifier like a necklace. Manufacturers claim these products to help eliminate bacteria, viruses, and air pollutants. 

If you’re curious about how much does it cost, the price for an air purifier necklace in the Philippines ranges from Php 800 to Php 8,000 each according to an online shopping site’s survey.


Is Air Purifier Necklace Different from Non-Portable?

One important thing to note: the Air purifier necklace works uniquely from the typical and bigger air purifiers. In most cases, it uses ionization technology to filter the air pollutants while non-portable air purifiers like the ones you use at home utilize HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, which can help remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns. 

A wearable air purifier works by emitting ions into the air per minute. The ions that are emitted will attach to the air pollutants, creating a static charge. The charged particles will then stick to anything that’s near them.

Do Air Purifier Necklaces Actually Work?


Can It Protect You from Viruses and Other Air Pollutants?

Now, here goes the question, is the air purifier necklace effective, or is it just a fashion fad? Take a look at the following points that could help decide whether or not to purchase your own wearable air purifier necklace.

  • According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosaria Vergeire in the Philippines, they do not recommend the use of wearable air purifiers for now as there’s no scientific proof yet that it can help protect you against air pollutants. It is also indicated under the Philippine Covid-19 Living Clinical Practice Guidelines. In fact, it could even be harmful to your health.

  • Based on the statement of the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology of the University of the Philippines National Institutes of Health the negative ions that these air purifier necklaces emit can interact with other air molecules which can produce ozone, formaldehyde, and other harmful elements that can cause health issues specific to elders and kids when exposed for a long period.

  • Since this type of air purifier works by making the pollution stick to nearby surfaces, what if your body is that thing near the air purifier? In this case, your body will be the magnet for pollution. It can result in dirty skin and clothes or worst is breathing in the pollutants.

  • The ozone produced by the air purifier necklaces can interfere with products such as skin care, lotion, makeup, perfume, and other personal care products. It can potentially form dangerous volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and PM2.5 particulate matter.


In Conclusion

It seems that an air purifier necklace doesn’t really work that great based on the data provided above. But other products can efficiently help protect you and your family against harmful airborne pollutants: Buoyant’s industrial and medical-grade air purifiers!

Buoyant’s Filtro Pure utilizes HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter and is designed to capture 99.97% of airborne pollutants with its high-quality centrifugal fan that can circulate a high volume of air in an enclosed space of 30-60 square meters in size. Contact us today to know more about our products and services.

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