Consumers seeking air purifier information suffer a plague of lies, exaggerations, false statistics, concocted quotes from unidentified officials, outright fraud, and the perverse rejection of clear scientific evidence that some products cause harm.
Should you simply reject air purification as the latest in a long line of health frauds? Is it simply too easy to be taken for a fool?
Example: How Bad Information Leads to Bad Choices
It's easy to show how the lack of accurate air purifier information has served to the disadvantage of consumers.
A clear and recent example is the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze. At it's height, one of four air purifiers purchased was an Ionic Breeze. Yet its performance was among the most dismal on the market with a CADR rating of about 20. Gravity alone has a CADR of about 5.
Educated consumers could have chosen a highly effective but relatively cheap air purifier, the 3M Ultra Clean, with a CADR 13 times greater than the Ionic Breeze but costing $100 less.
Example: Government and Medicine Reveal Air Purification Can Work
Separating fact from fictional air purifier information demands real effort. Consider typical negative ion air purifier advertisements. These often include a statement to the effect that negative ions have been used for years in medical facilities to clean and sanitize the air and surfaces.
Yet never once will you find supporting information based on scientific studies, medical reports or governmental guidelines. Instead, you'll find a cautionary note from the EPA that charged air pollutants may be more likely to adhere to your lung tissues making them all the more harmful.
It is a fact, though, that recommendations of HEPA filtration has been made for medical facilities in guidelines published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, the American Institute of Architects and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
It is also a fact you can verify that the CDC has recommended HEPA filtration in its Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities.
An additional true and verifiable fact is that FEMA assisted persons near Ground Zero to purchase HEPA air purifiers by Austin Air, one of several very good and reliable products.
And one more verifiable fact is how the Hong Kong Hospital Authority purchased IQAir HEPA air purifiers during the SARS outbreak a few years ago.
Yes, those with access to accurate air purifier information know air purifiers do work as long as you know what you are buying.
Where Can You Turn for the Best Air Purifier Information?
How do you make an educated choice? How do you know how to avoid air purifiers that release toxic gases, have dismal efficiency levels, unreasonably high replacement filter costs, misleading specifications and poor quality materials.
A hallmark of a trustworthy merchant is thorough testing of all products offered for sale to determine fitness and suitability. Products that don't make the cut are rejected, not offered to their customers under any circumstance. Products that do make the cut should also be accurately described including the revealing of possible drawbacks that could influence your satisfaction.
AllergyBuyersClub.com is a merchant that meets the above criteria while also including copious amounts of additional air purifier information to help you better determine your needs. One other excellent resource I recommend is achoo!Allergy.com. Just give them a quick Google.
Autor: J Rodgers
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From J Alan Rodgers, the Air Purifier Expert at http://www.Home-Air-Purifier-Guide.com.
Added: August 31, 2009