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Blueair Air Purifiers Help Southern Californians Battle Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

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Blueair Air Purifiers Help Southern Californians Battle Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

Chicago, January 4, 2016 – Blueair, one of America’s top mobile indoor cleaning brands, today announced the California Air Resource Board (ARB) has reviewed and agreed that Blueair’s 503, 550E, 555EB, 603, 650E, and Pro XL models may help reduce the levels of the chemicals of concern in homes affected by the gas leak.

The gas leak from the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon has caused the evacuation of thousands of homes, relocated 2 schools and seen reports of acute nausea caused by the odor from the gas leak.

“Blueair mobile indoor air purifiers are designed to help reduce indoor concentrations of odorous chemicals such as those from the Aliso Canyon leak, especially our Smokestop filters that comprise deep beds of activated carbon,” said Herman Pihlträd, President of Blueair Inc.

Mr. Pihlträd added that SoCalGas has ordered 210 Blueair air-purifying units as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance support for residents in communities impacted by the Aliso Canyon storage facility leak. The Southern California Gas Co is the USA’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.4 million consumers connected through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities.

Blueair air purifiers harness a revolutionary HEPASilent® technology combining the best in electrostatic and mechanical filtration to remove 99.97% of harmful particles from the air, down to 0.1 microns in size. Blueair’s Smokestop filters are particularly effective at capturing gaseous pollutants thanks to a design using approximately 2 - 4 lbs. of activated carbon, formulated with magnesium dioxide and copper oxide, that works in the form of hundreds of pellets to trap dangerous chemicals and annoying odors.

“Blueair’s innovative air purifiers daily make a health difference for millions of users in America and worldwide, from individuals suffering respiratory problems to those seeking to avoid the consequences of contaminated indoor air, thanks to their unparalleled performance, technological innovation, and passion for Swedish design,” said Herman Pihlträd.

For more information, please contact:


Ed Zitron, EZPR,

t. +1 (919) 561-7889



Dave Noble, Blueair International PR & Communications
t. +44 7785 302 694




Sold in some 64 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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