Unproven Purifiers Are Costing Schools Big

US schools desperate to make air safer for kids are being hard-sold unproven air cleaning technologies that may do more harm than good, a Kaiser Health News investigation found.

Warning signs:

  • A  company called Global Plasma Solutions funded testing of its device in a “shoe-box” air chamber.

  • New Jersey  officials bought up thousands of devices that emit ozone—which can exacerbate asthma and harm developing lungs.

Experts maintain that tried and true methods—like pumping air into classrooms and portable HEPA filters—are the best bet. 

Follow the money: $190 billion in federal funds can be drawn on for teacher pay and safety expenditures, including air purifiers.
Kaiser Health News

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