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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Air purifier

March 04, 2010
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Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Should air purifiers be in school classrooms because a doctor says a teacher needs it? The classrooms have unit ventilator-type heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
The answer
Typically when I see a statement that an air purifier has been recommended by a "doctor," I recommend to my clients that they become very careful as to how they handle these situations.
Air purifiers may become necessary for a number of reasons, one of which is because of the liability now that a physician has recommended it.
However, the real cause of the problem needs to be identified as the air purifiers address the symptoms, not the cause. If there are mold problems ... — Stephen P. Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group LLC
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