Air Purifiers with HEPA filters do one thing and they do it exceptionally well; remove fine particles from the air. They are commonly used for filtering out common airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust, mold, mildew, and pet dander. They are also good at filtering out tobacco, marijuana, and wildfire smoke. Most notably, HEPA Air Purifiers also filter and capture many airborne pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.
People who use Air Purifiers generally demonstrate an improvement in their sleep, reduction to allergies and lessen their asthma symptoms. Recent research has begun to investigate the link between particle pollution and degenerative brain illnesses including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
HEPA filters are an acronym for High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters. They do not capture VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) or more commonly known as odors and fumes. To reduce VOC’s, you typically need a Carbon or Ion filter as well as your HEPA Filter. The Carbon and Ion filters chemically bond to the VOC’s which neutralizes them.
Allergens, bacteria, and viruses that have collected on furniture and other surfaces are unaffected by air purifiers. A vacuum cleaner or dust mop is required to eliminate irritants such as pet hair and pollen. A disinfectant cleaner is required to eliminate viruses and bacteria.
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Written By: AML Staff