A breath of fresh air


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What you need to know:

  • Air purifier said to get rid of bacteria in the air
  • S-Plasma ion technology generates negative (-) ions to neutralise harmful positive ions and improve air quality.
  • Pollution, dust and technologies all result in large amounts of positive ions in the air we breathe. In order to counteract this, the Virus Doctor’s S-Plasma ion technology generates negative ions to restore a natural balance.

What we think you should know:

I’ve been grappling with what to write about the Samsung Virus Doctor, not because I don’t like it, but because I can’t verify that it works. Sure, I’ve read the glowing testimonials, and some of the stats, but I can’t with conviction say that the Virus Doctor prevented me from getting sick, or cleared my sinuses. In fact, I only started using the Virus Doctor in the middle of a bout of sinusitis, though even if I had have started earlier, and I didn’t get sick, I wouldn’t have known that the device prevented me from getting sick, if that makes sense? Granted, my sinus issues did clear up, but that could also have been thanks to the antihistamines and nose spray that I got over the counter.

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That said, I know some moms who swear by it for allergy-prone kids, and a friend was convinced she didn’t get sick this winter as a result of using the Samsung Virus Doctor all day in her office, many times alongside colleagues and their coughs and colds.


They say prevention is better than cure, and if you do tend to suffer from allergies and colds, this could be a breath of fresh air.


So rad:

  • Small and easy to set up – you just push a button and the Virus Doctor starts purifying the air
  • Compact and unobtrusive enough so that people probably won’t notice
  • Quiet

Makes us sad:

  • Quite pricey (though you might end up saving money on doctor and chemist bills)
  • The plug takes up more of a fair share at any plug point, a “problem” that’s easily remedied by changing the plug

Good to know:

The Virus Doctor could be good for your skin! A study showed that what’s called OH-radical , which can cause ageing and skin diseases, gets decreased by the process incurred via the Virus Doctor.


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