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Teen Invents A Device To Make Air Travel Cleaner

Traveling is something that people rely on every day, and especially when it comes to airplanes the matter of health comes into mind. As folks at Amen Clinics are aware, a few years ago the tablets “AirBorne” were created to reduce the risk of picking up a cold or illness on a flight since all of the passengers are in such a confined space for sometimes long periods of time. According to an article found on reddit and written by the Washington Post, a young student from Canada named Raymond Wang has invented a device to install in airplanes to make the air much cleaner.

Basically, it is a piece that can be added to the venting system inside each aircraft that will create a invisible air bubble around the passengers so that they are breathing their own air and not spreading it to the people around them. That means that when you end up sitting next to someone on a flight who appears to have a very bad virus, there is a good chance that you will not contract it the same way from sitting next to them. I think this is a brilliant idea, and apparently the kid came up with it after the crazy Ebola virus epidemic that occurred just last year that risked the lives of so many people traveling by air. It wouldn’t cost too much to put these in all planes, and Wang certainly is on to something good.

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