Necklace air purifiers no nod from DOH


The Department of Health clarified that it is not endorsing the use of necklace air purifiers that claim to kill bacteria or viruses, or protect from COVID-19.

While these devices do not pose any harm, the health bureau said it currently does not recommend using these devices due to lack of evidence of efficacy.

Further, the DOH emphasizes that wearing of necklace air purifiers does not replace the need to practice minimum health standards. Mask wearing, handwashing and physical distancing remain to be our best protection, the statement said.

The public is also reminded to stay vigilant and follow accurate public health advice and guidance from the Department of Health, the World Health organization, and other reputable health institutions.