As Influenza Hits USA Hard, Elderly And Young At Most Risk

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Influenza season is in full swing across the USA and it has been dubbed a particularly bad year for respiratory viruses, which makes it more important than ever for people - especially the elderly - to take precautionary steps to avoid infection. A Blueair portable indoor air cleaner can help trap flu viruses at home or in the workplace.

The Blueair 503 air purifier cleans indoor air of pollutants such as VOCs, viruses, dust and odors

“A Blueair air purifier is designed to remove up to 99.97% of all virus-sized particles from indoor air,” says Herman Pihlträd, President of Chicago-based Blueair Inc.

The influenza season is in full swing across the USA with the 2014/2015 flu season already emerging as a particularly bad year for respiratory viruses.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the national hospitalization rate for people aged 65 years and older is the highest recorded since CDC began tracking that information, underscoring how those most at risk are the elderly and young children.

And with this year’s flu vaccine said to be proving less effective than normal, it is more important than ever for people to step up their individual precautions to avoid catching the bug. One solution is to trap airborne viruses indoors at home or work using an AHAM endorsed air purifier such as those made by Sweden's Blueair.

“A Blueair air purifier is designed to remove up to 99.97% of all virus-sized particles from indoor air,” says Herman Pihlträd, President of Chicago-based Blueair Inc.

He said Blueair air purifiers may help protect users against flu’s such as the aggressive H3N2 strain, which can put thousands of people into hospital.

“Our unique particle filters trap viruses using HepaSilent™ technology uniquely combining electrostatic and mechanical filtration,” added Pihlträd. He noted that the CDC also advises people to avoid close contact with sick people, wash their hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth and clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.

Blueair portable air purifiers have won global recognition for their efficiency in rapidly removing airborne particles and viruses from indoor air, which has led to U.S. embassy’s in Beijing and Delhi – described as two of the most polluted cities in the world by the World Health Organisation – buying thousands of the company’s appliances to help protect local staff.

ABOUT BLUEAIR

Sold in over 50 countries around the world, Blueair delivers home and office users more clean indoor air for enhanced user health and wellbeing faster than any competing air purifier thanks to its commitment to quality, energy efficiency and environmental care. A Blueair air purifier works efficiently, silently to remove 99.97% of allergens, asthma triggers, viruses, bacteria and other airborne pollutants.

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