Do Air Purifiers Really Help or Is It Just a Marketing Trick?

Do Air Purifiers Really Help or Is It Just a Marketing Trick?

, by Someone You Know, 4 min reading time

The consideration of air quality and what we breathe became a significant concern for humanity in 2020 during the global Covid-19 pandemic. The market saw a surge in the popularity of home air purifiers, with a feeling that we are combating an invisible enemy. While some remained skeptical, others delved into credible sources such as the World Health Organization, the Johns Hopkins Institute, and the independent scientific journal The Lancet to weigh the pros and cons.

Understanding the complexities of this issue can be dull, especially for those less inclined toward science. We've done the work for you, citing sources. Spoiler alert – almost all sources overwhelmingly favor the presence of air purifiers. You can find one that suits you here.

Firstly, let's understand what air purifiers protect us from.

air pollutants

Different areas of the National Capital Region (NCR) are experiencing severe ambient air pollution, surpassing safety limits for key pollutants, posing health risks. Here's an advisory to minimize personal exposure.

Ozone (also called smog) is currently one of the least-well-controlled pollutants in the United States. It is also one of the most dangerous—and it's invisible.

Particulate matter (also called particle pollution or soot) refers to a mix of very tiny solid and liquid particles that are in the air we breathe. It is dangerous enough to shorten your life.

Nitrogen dioxide is a gas that comes from burning fuels. Live near a busy highway or a power plant that burns gas? You may be breathing a lot of nitrogen dioxide.

Sulfur dioxide forms when sulfur-containing fuel such as coal, oil or diesel is burned. Live near a power plant or a port? You may have more sulfur dioxide in your air.

Nearly 200 other pollutants emitted into the air can cause diseases, including lung cancer, or cause other harmful effects.

Source: WHO Advisory for Air Pollution

indoor air

Additionally, there are indoor sources of air pollution:

  • Construction processes, paints, and carpets can contribute to unhealthy indoor air.
  • Fuel-burning appliances and cooking stoves emit harmful emissions.
  • Excessive moisture indoors can lead to mold growth and health issues.
  • Human activities generate indoor air pollution.
  • Scents and chemicals, both natural and synthetic, can be harmful.

This is just a brief list, and the problems are extensive.

Fortunately, there are solutions – two, to be precise.

carbon and hepa filters air purifiers effective

  1. In the quest for cleaner and healthier indoor air, the carbon air filter has emerged as a revolutionary solution. Originating in the mid-20th century, this innovative filtration technology has significantly improved air purification systems. Activated carbon, treated to create a porous structure, proved highly effective in trapping and neutralizing a wide range of pollutants, including odors, chemicals, and airborne particles.One of the key advantages of carbon air filters is their versatility. They can be integrated into various air purification systems, ranging from standalone units to HVAC systems in residential and commercial spaces. This adaptability has made carbon filters a popular choice for those seeking comprehensive air quality improvement. In conclusion, the evolution of carbon air filters marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of cleaner indoor air. From their inception rooted in activated carbon's adsorption capabilities to their widespread use today, these filters have become indispensable in creating healthier living and working spaces.
  2. Originating during the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, its evolution and widespread adoption have reshaped the way we address airborne contaminants.Initially designed to capture radioactive particles, HEPA filters proved highly effective in trapping microscopic particles and allergens. The filter's success in removing particles as small as 0.3 microns led to its application beyond nuclear facilities. Today, HEPA filters are a standard feature in various air purification systems. By removing particulate matter, HEPA filters contribute to the prevention of respiratory issues and promote overall well-being. Their inclusion in air purifiers aids in reducing the risk of respiratory infections, especially in densely populated urban areas where air quality concerns are prevalent.  From their origins in scientific research to their role in everyday air quality improvement, HEPA filters stand as a testament to innovation in creating healthier living spaces.

clean air solutions

Both of these filters carry slightly different functions but equally crucial roles, which is why both are utilized in Smarter Hepa air purifiers. Get a device that will gift your home with clean air and, consequently, robust lung and heart health for your family!


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