On Friday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) sent cease and desist letters to Glendale-based Clean Air EXP and Phoenix-based Dream City Church, demanding that they stop claiming that Clean Air EXP’s air filtration can purify the air of 99 percent of the virus that causes COVID-19.
“Businesses cannot deceive consumers with their advertising, especially when it comes to health problems as serious as COVID-19,” Brnovich said in a statement. “We will not tolerate companies or individuals trying to deceive or exploit the public during this public health crisis.”
In his letter to Clean Air EXP, Brnovich said his office “was not aware of any scientific research or public health authority that has certified any type of air treatment product as a means of universally preventing COVID-19 infections. at all or at any distance. ” “
To the megachurch, where President TrumpDonald John Trump Miami-Dade will close the beaches during the weekend of July 4 by coronavirus fears that an Oklahoma reporter will test positive for COVID-19 after attending the Trump rally in Tulsa Trump criticizes the Governor of Illinois, Mayor for violence in Chicago calls for ‘law and order’ MORE held a campaign rally earlier this week: The state attorney general noted that his “public representations” of Clean Air EXP’s air systems are backed by “no scientific evidence.”
The church has said the company’s air filtration system “kills 99 percent of COVID in 10 minutes” and that “when you walk in [the church’s] auditorium, 99 percent of COVID is gone. “
During Trump’s church rally on Tuesday, very few people in the crowd of about 3,000 were seen wearing masks. The president told the crowd that Democrats were trying to keep the country “closed” during the pandemic in order to further hinder the economy.
“They are trying to do everything possible to keep the country closed and closed because they would love those numbers not to be good,” Trump said. “We are going to be stronger than ever, and it will be soon.”
On the same day, Arizona set a record with more than 3,600 new cases of the virus. Despite the increase in COVID-19 numbers, Governor Doug Ducey (R) has not required Arizonans to wear masks when they are in public, but he did give the green light for local governments to do as they see fit.
Both Dream City Church and Clean Air EXP have until Monday to comply with Brnovich’s letters.