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

Press release   •   Feb 01, 2015 09:18 UTC

Chicago, IL, 1 February, 2015 – 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. 

Hardest at risk are the elderly and young children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the national hospitalization rate for people 65 years and older is the highest recorded since CDC began tracking that information. 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 picking up the flu bug.

The CDC is advising 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. Another solution is to trap airborne viruses indoors at home or work using an AHAM endorsed air purifier such as those made by Blueair.

“A Blueair air purifier can 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 could 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 that have made a Blueair the air purifier of choice for many medical facilities,” Pihlträd added.

Blueair air purifiers are designed to rapidly remove most airborne particles and viruses, 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.

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.