A year after the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives and made us all aware of how quickly airborne germs can spread from person to person, we find ourselves in a crowded market of air purification vendors vying for our attention and promoting their unique solutions. Each vendor claims to be able to kill COVID-19. All mention 99% coverage.

But there are many different types of technologies from which to choose. They each claim to be effective, but they vary in size, shape, and of course price.

As companies, hospitals, schools, entertainment venues, transportation hubs, restaurants, and every other public facility struggles to return to life as normal, they’re each facing the decision of how to protect themselves from the current pandemic – and take measures to prevent the next pandemic from having such a dramatic impact to their operation.

Without having a degree in air purification, how is one to know which technology is better than the others?

What types of air purification technologies are out there? Which air purification technologies are the best? How do I know which is the right technology to buy?

We sat down with LifeAire Systems CEO and Founder, Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, for a quick discussion on the different types of technologies available, how they differ in their approach to mitigating the impact of airborne pathogens, and what advice she could share to anyone looking to learn more about how best to protect themselves and the people around them.

The old adage seems true, “you get what you pay for”. Investing in the wrong technology at the right price will, in the long run, turn out to be a waste of resources—not to mention place people at risk of exposure to deadly airborne pathogens.

Research rules. Talking to experts who can help shed light on the benefits of each technology, and strategy, is the best way to select the right solution for your needs.