Southern California Gas Leak Fuels Blueair Air Purifier Sales

Blueair has reported a rise in air purifier sales in southern California due to the concern of chemical levels in homes affected by the eruption of methane from the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon.

According to the company, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) has reviewed its assortment and agreed that Blueair’s 503, 550E, 555EB, 603, 650E and Pro XL models may help reduce the levels of the chemicals in the homes of the impacted area.

“Blueair mobile indoor air purifiers are designed to help reduce indoor concentrations of odorous chemicals such as those from the Aliso Canyon leak, especially our Smokestop filters that comprise deep beds of activated carbon,” said Herman Pihlträd, president of Blueair Inc.

Pihlträd added that SoCalGas has ordered several hundred Blueair air-purifying units as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance support for residents in communities impacted by the Aliso Canyon storage facility leak.

Blueair air purifiers utilize HEPASilent technology combining electrostatic and mechanical filtration to remove 99.97% of harmful particles from the air, down to 0.1 microns in size, according to the company. The Smokestop filters are said to be particularly effective at capturing gaseous pollutants thanks to a design using approximately two to four pounds of activated carbon, formulated with magnesium dioxide and copper oxide, which works in the form of hundreds of pellets to trap dangerous chemicals and annoying odors, the company stated.