Air Purifiers Can Help Reduce Airborne Contaminants

Here is a great article from regarding air purifiers. Jaroldi Gonzalez tells us that according to EPA, when used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space.

I have included an extract of the article below – please follow the link provided to read the full article at source –


“Best Air Purifiers Based on In-Depth Reviews
A comprehensive guide to the best air purifiers for clean and quality air in your home or office.


We considered air cleaners that are best suited for all room sizes, taking into account the height of the ceilings and the size of the purifier. Oversizing is encouraged.

The best air purifiers have true to size CADR ratings, meaning “clean air delivery rate.” The higher the CADR, the larger the room it can clean.

We favored companies with a solid track record for answering customer concerns and inquiries about proper care and problems with the purifiers.


Do you know what’s in the air you breathe? According to the 2019 State of the Air Report by the American Lung Association, “In 2015-2017, more cities had high days of ozone and short-term particle pollution compared to 2014-2016, and many cities measured increased levels of year-round particle pollution.” Here you can look up your home state’s stats to see its level of air pollution.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that pollutants inside the home can affect your overall health. These pollutants can come from outdoor contaminants, but they can also be emitted from inside the home through daily routines such as cooking, cleaning, and personal grooming. Furniture lacquers, home building materials, and consumer products such as computer printers can also give off contaminants.

If you’re allergic or asthmatic, you’ve probably wondered what air particles are floating around in your home. While airborne allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander are commonly known, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are less so. The most common VOCs are trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene, which are found in everyday household products such as cosmetics, building materials, carpets, furniture, dry-cleaned clothes, home office appliances, cleaning chemicals, and air fresheners.

If inhaled in high quantities, VOCs can have harmful effects on your health. According to a NASA study on indoor air pollution, this phenomenon is called “sick building syndrome.” This happens when there is superinsulation and low air exchange in a living area such as a home or apartment. According to the EPA, most of us spend about 90% of our time indoors, either at home or at the office. Which begs the question, why don’t we take a more proactive stance on improving the air quality in our homes?

Air purifiers, also known as air cleaners or air sanitizers, are portable machines that can filter the air in indoor spaces. The companies reviewed here surpassed the industry standard for efficiency and effectiveness in purifying indoor air. Further on, we will give you the facts on what’s in the air you breathe, how to improve your air quality, and what to avoid when shopping for a purifier.”


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