When you think of probiotics, you probably think of your gut. Seriously — the typical use of a probiotic is to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. You can buy them over the counter in pill form, or you can just eat as much yogurt as you want. Either way, you want the germs to grow because they’re healthy germs. BetterAir has taken that same approach and applied it to air purification.
The BetterAir Biotica800 uses probiotics to purify the air in your home or workspace by spreading patented Enviromental Probiotics, or Enviro-botics, through the home. These probiotics are able to penetrate spaces that a normal air purifier cannot, such as the carpet and the drapes. Rather than waiting for air to pass through a filter, the probiotics work on the causes of indoor air pollution at the source.
BetterAir calls it a “simple, natural solution” that avoids the use of harsh chemicals or UV light to kill harmful bacteria and pathogens. It claims the probiotics supposedly eliminate and trap pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens on the surfaces of