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HEPA Purifiers For Indoor Gatherings Could Prevent COVID-19

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Now that more of us are gathering together indoors as pandemic restrictions ease, there are still precautions you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD, director of the UC Division of Rhinology, Allergy and Anterior Skull Base Surgery says a HEPA purifier able to significantly reduce airborne COVID-19 particles in the air.


“Air purifiers with HEPA filters can be used as very effective means to decontaminate the air above and beyond what many HVAC systems may offer," says Sedaghat. Even if you are fully vaccinated, investing in one of these air purifiers for your home or office may help protect unvaccinated individuals or those who are immunocompromised.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the potential benefits of HEPA purifiers for indoor settings is University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Division of Rhinology, Allergy and Anterior Skull Base Surgery Director Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.