Flu Season Brings Increased Attention to Coway Flu Fighting Air Purifier

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As schoolchildren return to class, the public's attention turns to ways to protect against flu infections and a possible swine flu pandemic. The Coway flu filter has been shown in studies in Japan to kill up to 99.9 percent of common flu viruses.

Our natural filter is effective in making places where people get together safer.

With flu season – and swine flu fear -- on the horizon, Coway has witnessed a dramatic increase in attention for their Flu Fighting Air Purifier. With no cure for the flu, prevention is paramount. Coway's natural air filter is effective; in Japanese studies, the Flu Fighting Air Purifier proved to destroy up to 99.9 percent of common flu viruses.

"Now that children are returning to school and people are returning to their routines, the risk of transmitting the flu virus increases dramatically. This year, authorities are especially wary of potential swine flu pandemics," said Hongrae Gim, CEO of Coway USA. "Our natural filter is effective in making places where people get together safer."

Coway's functional filter is made of natural materials, including the extract of leaves from ginkgo trees and sumac trees. When the contaminated air passes through the filter, the natural elements of the filter adhere to flu viruses, causing the viruses to malfunction and eventually to die. In addition, since the filter can substantially remove air pollutants such as sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), etc., it effectively purifies the contaminated indoor air in polluted urban places like Los Angeles.

According to studies performed by Professor Itoh Hiroshi at Tottori University in Japan, Coway's Flu Fighting Air Purifier removed 99.7 percent of the avian influenza viruses that passed it once and removed 99.998 percent of the same viruses that had contact with it for ten minutes. Testing was on the Avian Influenza Virus and the Hong Kong Influenza Virus found in Asia

Coway Air purifiers, AP-1005AH, AP-1506CH & AP-1008DH, include a HI/AI filter as a medium filter. For more information on flu protection using Coway filters, visit http://www.coway-usa.com


Hyoung Kim

Marketing Manager


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