Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) has sent cease and desist letters to Dream City Church and Clean Air EXP ordering that they stop claiming that their air filtration systems can remove 99 percent of the virus that causes COVID-19.
“Businesses cannot mislead consumers with their advertising, especially when it comes to health issues as serious as COVID-19,” Brnovich said in a statement. “We will not tolerate companies or individuals attempting to deceive or exploit the public during this public health crisis.”
In his letter to Clean Air EXP, Brnovich said that his office was “aware of no scientific research or public health authority that has certified any kind of air treatment product as a means of universally preventing COVID-19 infections at all or at any distance.”
In the letter to Dream City Church, which hosted a Trump rally last Tuesday, the state attorney general said that the air filtration system of Clean Air EXP that they were promoting was not backed by scientific evidence.
The church had said that the air filtration system “kills 99 percent of COVID within 10 minutes”.
Clean Air EXP uses technology developed by members of the church.
The preachers walked some of their claim back on the church website.
Friday Arizona had over 3000 new cases of the virus, Saturday they had several hundred more than that. Three weeks ago Arizona averaged about 700 new cases a day.