This page aims to provide a straightforward overview of the main types of air purifier available, to help you choose the best one for you. Refer to the panel on the right to find what you’re looking for quickly.
What Can Air Purifiers Remove From The Air?
Air purifiers are designed to remove unpleasant or potentially harmful airborne contaminants from the air. These include:
- Biological allergens
e.g. pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mould and fungi.
Biological allergens can originate from plants and animals and they have the potential to trigger allergic reactions and aggravate asthma.
- VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
e.g. formaldehyde, acetone and benzene.
VOCs are organic (carbon-based) chemicals with high vapour pressure, meaning that they evaporate at room temperature. VOCs can come from: building materials, such as paints and varnishes; products such as cosmetics and air fresheners; and activities such as dry cleaning and smoking. Exposure to VOCs has been linked to sick building syndrome.
- Other odours and gases
e.g. tobacco smoke, cooking smells and pesticides.
Odours created from everything day things, such as pets, cooking and smoking can be removed by air purification.
- Bacteria and viruses
e.g. Legionnaires’ Disease, Salmonella and flu.
Bacteria are single cell organisms that are able to multiply by themselves. The majority of bacteria are harmless but some can cause disease. Viruses require a host cell in order to multiple, for example, they multiple in our bodies.
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