This truly couldn’t have come at a better time. With the new Covid-19 variant being more virulent than ever before, what we need is a portable device that can purify the air around us, and this is precisely what BIO-X KLEANZE does.

Their newly launched, lightweight humidifier is as tall as a standard-sized mobile phone and weighs about the same as the said device. It comes with a built in battery, is rechargeable and can be taken around with you wherever you go. So if you are concerned about travelling in a taxi, train or bus, you can simply take your humidifier along with you for the ride. Granted this is definitely going to get you some curious looks from fellow commuters, but at least you know that you are safe from the virus, so ‘like whatever‘.

The humidifier has a lock and unlock function, which means that you can carry it along in your handbag without worrying too much about it tipping over. The lavender scent which I tried, smells like very diluted Dettol solution and has been proven to keep the air in an average sized HDB or condo room purified and virus-free.

Pathogen-laced droplets travel through the air when people talk, breathe or eat. In a recent publication by researchers Martin Z. Bazant and John W.M. Bush1 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it was reported that the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 indoors can be as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet in a room where the air is mixed. It is now known that airborne transmission plays a huge role in the spread of COVID-19, compared with the earlier months of the pandemic where hand-washing was considered the leading recommendation to avoid transmission.

The new Bio-X Kleanze has been found to eliminate up to 99.99% bacteria and viruses, and has been proven to inactivate the COVID-19 corona virus in two-minutes, according to the EN 14476:2013+A2:20192 standard for elimination been approved by National Environment Agency (NEA).

The solution’s water-based organic formula is both bio-and photo-degradable, non-abrasive, non- corrosive, free of chlorine bleach, artificial fragrances, harsh chemicals, and carcinogens. Based on the OECD Guideline for Testing of Chemicals, Bio-X Kleanze is scientifically proved a “non-irritant”. You can even use it as a surface cleaner, which I have done, and it keeps the area clean without leaving any residue. I would not recommend it on glass or mirrors though, unless you plan to go over it again with a glass cleaner.

All in all I am really pleased with the product. I find it to be very reasonably priced and it has given me a sense of comfort when I have to travel in public transport. This would be a great product if you drive a taxi or a car share, as it will keep both you and your passengers safe from infection.

The Bio-X Kleanze Air bundle is priced at $37 and consists of 1 Bio-X Kleanze Air Lavender (240ml), 1 Bio-X Ultrasonic Humidifier and 1 PET Mixing Bottle and is available at NTUC stores island-wide and online .