AG Letitia James puts foot down on bogus coronavirus purifiers

New York Attorney General Letitia James is demanding that a trio of providers quit offering expensive air purifiers that they assert stop coronavirus, her office environment introduced Thursday.

AllerAir Industries, Airpura Industries and Sylvane, Inc. all promote air purifiers ranging in rate from $900 to $1,500 — which they allegedly claim can get rid of airborne disorders such as COVID-19 from the air.

Although the Environment Health Group says these types of devices could be valuable as a precaution for health care employees in professional medical amenities, the providers allegedly don’t make a difference and mislead customers into thinking the virus is airborne alternatively than transmitted via “respiratory droplets,” according to the stop-and-desist letters sent to the three businesses.

“The claims of AllerAir Industries, Airpura Industries, and Sylvane Inc. wrongly direct men and women to imagine that buying an air purifier is ample to shield them from having the virus and spreading it — a deception that is unsafe to them and to public wellness,” James explained in a geared up assertion Thursday.

The corporations did not immediately return requests for remark.

James has issued identical letters to other individuals that she states are hawking solutions with bogus claims of combating coronavirus — together with to conspiracy theorist talk display host Alex Jones for allegedly advertising coronavirus-combating toothpaste. Jones adamantly denied any wrongdoing.