How do Various Air Purifiers Compare?

 
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Indoor air pollution which is caused by unwanted particulate matter, chemical substances and microbial contaminants can result in a significant health risk. The EPA recommends improving indoor air quality by eliminating pollution sources, increasing ventilation and using effective air purifiers. Following is a comparison of popular air purifier features so that you can make an informed decision.

TYPE OF AIR PURIFIER / CLEANER INITIAL COST MAINTENANCE NOISE RELIABILITY BACTERIA & MOLD SPORES DUST MITES PET DANDER CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS
& VOCs
ODORS SMOKE
HEPA Filter High High High Good Good Good Good Poor Poor Good
Ionizer Medium None None Good Poor Poor Good Poor Good Excellent
Ozone High Medium Medium Poor Good Poor Good Good Good Good
UV Low Low Medium Good Good Good Good Good Poor Poor
Electrostatic Filter High High Medium Good Good Poor Good Poor Good Good
SaniBulbâ„¢ Low None None Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

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