Air purifiers & allergies

Sep 27, 2016
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"Hello all, I wanted to ask for some advice. I am considering purchasing an air purifier but I have not found any information that shows they really work for allergies and asthma. I would love to hear from you on your own experiences, and any recommendations you can give to a newbie. I have been reading up on this topic and honestly I am extremely confused. Please help and maybe we can all learn together.

Jeff"
 
Are you thinking of a single-room air filter, or a whole-house unit.

And do you know what type of 'exposures' affect you asthma? dust, chemicals, cleansers, etc.
Have you been diagnosed by an MD that you have asthma? Have you been tested for allergies?

Jay Kosta
Endwell NY USA
 
I didn't find mention of '2 micron' particles in that document -
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-07/documents/aircleaners.pdf

Perhaps particles that large settle out of the air before reaching the filter - so they are still 'in the room' and haven't been trapped by the filter.

We are satisfied with a single room Honeywell air filter that has cleanable filter (cleaned by removing and vacuuming the filters).

If you use a vacuum cleaner for removing dust - be sure to use good quality filter bags (I prefer bags from the maker of the vacuum), and check the condition of the bag to make sure it is not damaged or full.
We do use a vacuum cleaner, but dusting clothes (e.g. Swiffer) work quite well on solid surfaces, and work by holding the dust on the cloth instead of making it airborne.

There are several good 'anti-allergy' products available - the newer ones might only require 1 per day. I use a 1st generation antihistamine called Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4mg (ChlorTabs). It's 'take as needed', 1 table every 4-6 hours. It's been around for decades and has very few side effects, and has been shown to be safe and effective.

Jay Kosta
Endwell NY USA
 
Holiday season often includes allergy/sensitivity provoking items such as scented candles, potpourri, floral arrangements, cleaning products, new furniture, perfume, paint, etc.
If you start experiencing allergy-type symptoms, perhaps it is due to new items.
 

Mike Ortan

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The air purifier is not directly saved you from allergy but I think it helps you to save from allergy because it removes dust particles that have germs if you remove dust then you will save from allergic germs. Try the best air purifier to save yourself from germs.
 

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