MEDIA RELEASE: Air purifiers could be the answer to the smell of rotten eggs over Gauteng and Mpumalanga

Medical-grade protection, in the form of air purifiers, is now available for everyday places like businesses, schools, and homes. It can even protect us from the smell of rotten eggs.

Says Cristian Cernat, mechanical engineer and founder of the company Light Ray Purification, “The rotten egg smell over parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga recently has again pushed air quality to the forefront. Even though the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries stated that the sulphur dioxide ambient levels, while elevated, have remained in compliance with ambient standards in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Mpumalanga, we should apply critical thinking skills and act for the sake of our own health and those of our loved ones.”

Air purifiers provide an extra safety net and keep indoor air free from pollutants, allergens, mold and viruses. Says Cernat, “Various air purification technologies are available, but not all provide medical-grade protection. The Novaerus Defend 1050 uses electronics, robotics, UV light, plasma, bio-ionisation and air-handling technologies. It has also been cleared by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a 510(k) Class II medical device to inactivate and filter out airborne virus and bacteria for medical purposes.”

Cernat, a mechanical engineer trained in Romania and Italy, has been involved in air conditioning ventilation and heating technology businesses in Europe, China, and Africa since 1992.

“People can now take their health in their own hands. This free-standing, portable recirculating air cleaning system provides protection in spaces where lots of people gather and could prevent the spread of a next deadly virus.”

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Cristian Cernat can talk about the following topics:

  • Why healthy buildings are now more important than ever.
  • Why prevention is better and less expensive than cure when it comes to air quality.
  • Five practical steps that we can take to make our homes, offices, malls, hospitals, restaurants, and hotels ‘healthier’ without breaking the bank.
  • The common symptoms of people spending too much time in unhealthy buildings.