AG says air purifiers make false claims

New York Attorney General Letitia James demanded that three companies stop selling pricey air purifiers that they claim prevent COVID-19, her office announced Thursday.

AllerAir Industries, Airpura Industries and Sylvane, Inc. all sell air purifiers that sell as high as $1,500. They are claiming the purifiers can remove airborne diseases such as COVID-19 from the air.

“The claims of AllerAir Industries, Airpura Industries, and Sylvane Inc. wrongly lead people to believe that purchasing an air purifier is enough to protect them from getting the virus and spreading it — a deception that is dangerous to them and to public health,” said James in a statement Thursday.

Published reports say none of the companies responded for comment.