I bought an air purifier for the house last month, when one of our neighbors caught Covid.
I wasn’t very worried until someone I knew came down with the illness.
Until then, it was just news on the tv. I know the virus was real, but it doesn’t really hit you until someone you know is affected. When I heard the bad news, I thought about ways that I could keep my family healthy. One research study suggested that air purifiers cut down on 45% of indoor pollutants including bacteria, viruses, and germs. Another research study suggested the number may be even higher. I knew that an air purifier could help if we kept it close to the front door. I had the machine set up for five days before one of the kids knocked it over with the skateboard. It fell to the ground and hit the floor with a loud thud. One of the air vent blades broke and the wheel is now bent. The next day, the kids had the front door hanging wide open. The air purifier won’t work under these conditions, so I had to talk with the kids. They have been cooped up in the house for the last three months and they are ready to go to the playground or the park. They are young and they don’t fully understand what’s going on. Hopefully they will try harder to keep the front door closed and hopefully they will stop skateboarding in the living room. That’s something I’ve warned them about lots of times.