Manufacturer Says Air Conditioning Stops Spread of H1N1 Virus - small air purifier
Japan Daikin Industry Co. , Ltd, ranked number one in the world
On Tuesday, air-conditioning makers said their air purifiers could stop the spread of the influenza A (H1N1) virus.
But an official at Japan's Health Ministry said there was uncertainty about whether the machine could function in large public rooms.
Daikin said a joint study with the National Institutes of Health and Epidemiology in Vietnam showed that the virus spread throughout the world during the flu pandemic, four hours after exposure to air purifiers, it is no longer contagious. High-
The fast plasma electrons produced in the air purifier break H1N1, other viruses and bacteria down into nitrogen, oxygen and water, Dajin said. Daikin developed the technology in 2004.
Daikin introduced the latest air purifier using the technology this month, which is said to be one.
5 times more powerful than previous versions.
The new H1N1 flu virus, announced in June, may eventually be infected with one
According to the World Health Organization, the world's third largest population is 2 billion.
Health officials said: "This machine may work as normally in small rooms under certain conditions, but it may not be in places such as large gyms where hundreds of people gather.
"The official asked not to be named because he was unable to speak publicly.
A Sharp spokesman said a similar technology was used by rival Sharp's air purifier, but it has not yet verified its effectiveness with the virus.