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As schools spend millions on air purifiers, experts warn of overblown claims and harm to children

PBS Newshour (Kaiser Health News), May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

As schools spend millions on air purifiers, experts warn of overblown claims and harm to children

While legal for healthy working adults, the work-safety standard should not apply to developing children, said Michael Kleinman, [adjunct professor and] an air-quality researcher at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. “It’s not a good device to be using in the presence of children,” he said.