Air Purifier Consumer Review – Best for 2009


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Allergy Expert Answers the Top 10 Air Purifier Questions

By Mark E. Richardson

Allergy expert and Health Practitioner Mark Richardson answered the 10 most commonly asked questions when it comes to providing allergy relief with an air purifiers:

Which air purifier technology is best to relieve allergies?It depends on what kind of allergies you have. For seasonal allergies like pollen, and pet allergies, high efficiency particle arresting (called HEPA) air purifier technology is recognized by Doctors as providing the best relief. HEPA will remove airborne allergens to .3 microns, or 99.97% of all airborne particles.

How about allergies to Mold and Mildew? HEPA, while it will remove mold spores, will not kill Mold and Mildew. To kill Mold and Mildew you will want UV and Tio2.

How about Cat and Dog allergies? HEPA and a Pre-filter (a screen-like filter to catch hair and dust which also saves the life of the HEPA)

How about Dust allergies? HEPA, to gather dust, and a Pre-filter to capture hair and dust before the HEPA filter to help it last longer.

How about Air Purifiers like the Oreck? The Oreck doesn’t have HEPA and relies solely on “electrostatic” or the positive and negative charge of some airborne pollutants so is not considered effective in my opinion for allergens. Most allergens do not have a charge so won’t be captured in their “truman cells” as they call their plates.

How often should a person change the HEPA filter? It depends on the size of the HEPA filter but on average a good0-sized HEPA should last 9-12 months under normal use. One thing to be wary of is the fact that many air purifier companies overcharge for the replacement HEPA after the initial purchase of the air purifier itself. So check replacement prices in advance. For a good sized HEPA filter look for replacements in the $30-40 range.

How long should it take to be effective? Assuming that you have the right technology to do the job several hours of running the air purifier should be enough to notice a difference. Again this will depend on what you are trying to remove from your air. Mold and mildew can take 6-7 hours to clear

How much should a good air purifier cost? Because there are alot of overpriced air purifiers out there this becomes a good question. For a normal Living room or bedroom I wouldn’t spend more that $300 for a multi-technology unit.

Should I run it all the time? To save electricity costs you might consider air purifiers that feature allergen and dust sensor. These sensors from Japan adjust the machine to the conditions in the room saving electricity and guesswork. A video on Alive Air

What do you recommend? For an affordable alternative to the typical 2-3 technology air purifiers, you can now find 9-technology air purifiers that include HEPA, UV, Tio2, Ion, Carbon, Electrostatic and more all-in-one by companies. I have a video review of some of these models, some of which include the new allergen sensing purifiers, available on YouTube via the link below.

Mark Richardson is an author, and Health Practitioner who researches cutting edge health products.
To find healthier, and more effective alternatives watch Marks Allergy Cure and Air Purifier VIDEO Reviews at Or visit his website at at

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New Air Purifier Technology Promises Allergy & Asthma Relief

By Mark E. Richardson

New Technology

(Tokyo) Some very cool new technology is coming from Japan – and if you have allergies or asthma it’s really going to help to improve the air in your home 24/7.

Detecting Pollen And Dust Automatically

This new “sensor” technology has the ability to detect pollen and dust automatically, and when combined with a HEPA filter air purifier system it can remove allergens and allergy triggers before a person starts to sneeze. The U.S. model we saw demonstrated, the Aliveair Machine, utilized HEPA, UV, Tio2, electrostatic and a total of 9 technologies in one. Released to the U.S. market in January (2009) it also detects odors. ($299 on sale online)

Saves Electricity

One of the other benefits is the cost savings to air purifier systems as it adjusts the fan speed and technology used, saving electricity costs.

Saves Guesswork

We appreciated the fact that the air purifier could be left on 24/7, without having to guess when to have it on, or how to best save electricity. Most of the time it was so quiet that we didn’t notice it at all.

For Cat and Dog allergies

The demonstration we saw had a cat walks by the machine, and the unit went on high for 4 minutes, then quieted back down.

For Pollen allergies

Pollen was blown over the front of the unit, and again the machine adjusted accordingly for 5 minutes.

For Odors and Smells

The same thing for odors and smells. The only downside we heard was a person who enjoyed the smell of cooking.

You can watch a demonstration of this technology in action via the link provided below.

Mark Richardson is an author, and Health Practitioner who researches cutting edge health products.
To find healthier, and more effective alternatives to allergy relief watch Marks Allergy Cure and Air Purifier VIDEO Reviews at Or visit his website at at

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Pollen Allergies: Will an Air Purifier Help?

The Misery Of Allergies

As a young boy I was one of the kids who had to stay indoors to avoid the misery that came with sneezing, sniffling and asthma which came from pollen, grass and leaves. Weekly shots at the allergist and medications were a weekly routine. And even though I was only age 11 (1969) I began to experiment with air purifiers and air cleaners of all kinds. When you can’t breathe you’ll do anything for relief.

Here are the primary types of air purification, with a quick rundown on their effectiveness for pollen allergies.

My first was an air ionizer, negative ion generator to be more precise. Good for some forms of mildew, pollution, and odor, but not very good for pollen or dust since there is nothing to collect the pollen in the air. RATING FOR ALLERGIES: POOR

Ozone Machines
Ozone generators were my next experiment. Good for odor, mold, and mildew, but again not good for gathering pollen and dust. Too much ozone will irritate the lungs, especially in asthmatics. Ozone machines did little for allergies. Today’s primary Ozone brand is Ecoquest (formerly Alpine). RATING FOR ALLERGIES: POOR

Electrostatic Plates or “Truman Cells”
My next was an electrostatic machine with positive and negatively charged plates. Oreck calls it a “Truman Cell” ( for Harry Truman during WWII is all we can figure) but they’re all over the market and often called “ionic” or “electrostatic”. Good for pollution since carbon from car exhaust is charged, and they’re washeable. Since most pollen and dust carries little charge however they are not effective for pollen or dust RATING FOR ALLERGIES: POOR

Carbon and/or Zeolite
These type of air purifiers are primarily for smoke, chemicals, odors and fumes since these organic minerals absorb and trap gases. But they do not trap dust and pollen. RATING FOR ALLERGIES: POOR

HEPA is the first choice for pollen allergies because it traps and holds pollen and dust. Doctors and Allergists recommend it most. The downside is you have to replace it every year or so. So make sure you find affordable replacement filters as some companies can soak you after you own their Hepa air purifier. I would avoid the expensive ($500-800) air purifiers like IQAIR and Austin Air which are primarily HEPA. They’re just too over-priced for a HEPA filter, and even though they are well made you can find a comparable ones for under $300. RATING FOR ALLERGIES: EXCELLENT

So while HEPA is the primary method of air purification for pollen allergies and asthma today you can find affordable air purifiers that use multiple technologies including HEPA. The reason you want more than HEPA is that pollution, mold, mildew and other contaminants (besides pollen and dust) all burden your immune system and can make pollen allergies worse. Little-known brands like AliveAir and Airpodcleaner use a large HEPA filter plus 8 other technologies including Electrostatic, Carbon, UV (to kill mold and mildew) protecting your body and making cleaner, purer air. Some of these models also use advanced pollen and dust sensors which detect pollen and dust levels and adjust the purification accordingly.

For Video Reviews and More Allergy Cures See The Link To My Website Below

Mark Richardson is an author, and former Health Practitioner who researches cutting edge health products.
His Video Reviews and Allergy cures Can Be seen At

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Dog Allergy Relief Secrets: Air Purifiers