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HEPA air purifier on bedroom floor


Some portable air cleaners (or "air purifiers") can help remove microbial particles, i.e., viruses (such as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19), bacteria and fungi. These devices can be part of a strategy for protecting people indoors when used along with other recommended practices. Many of these air cleaners can also effectively remove smoke particles from wildfires and odors. Keep in mind that ventilating with clean, outdoor air (which can be done by opening a window, for instance) is typically the best way to improve indoor air quality.

To help you understand and compare air purifiers, sign-in for the complete answer in which we review dozens of products, showing which we recommend or don't recommend, and which devices are our Top Picks for use in different sized rooms based on their validated performances, certifications and other objective ratings. We also discuss and compare the main types of filters, including fibrous air filters (including true HEPA vs. HEPA-type filters), UVGI filters, electrostatic filters and ionizers (which are often used in personal or "wearable" air purifiers), filters for removing odors, DIY air cleaners, and humidifiers (including information about whether they can be used with air purifiers and how to avoid potential exposure to heavy metals emitted by humidifiers).

We review the following air purifiers:

  • Aeris Health Aair 3-in-1 Pro Air Purifier
  • AirDoctor 3000 Professional Air Purifier
  • Aireox Air Purifier Model 45D
  • Airfree P3000 Air Purifier
  • Airocide APS-200 Air Purifier
  • Airpura UV600 Air Purifier
  • AirSoap Air Purifier
  • Air Oasis iAdaptAir (M) HEPA Air Purifier
  • Alen BreatheSmart FLEX Air Purifier
  • Alen T500 True HEPA Tower Air Purifier
  • Amway Atmosphere Sky Air Treatment System
  • Austin Air HealthMate HM400
  • Biota Bot 608 Air Purifier
  • Blueair Blue Classic 605 Air Purifier
  • Blueair Blue Pure 121 Air Purifier
  • Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier
  • Brid Air Purifier
  • Clarifion Plug In Air Ionizer Air Filter
  • Coway Airmega 300 Air Purifier
  • Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier
  • Dyson TP04 Pure Cool Air Purifying Fan
  • EdenPURE OxiLeaf II Thunderstorm Air Purifier
  • EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System With UV Light
  • GermGuardian AC5250PT 5-in-1 Pet Pure Air Purifier
  • GermGuardian True HEPA Filter Air Purifier AC4200W
  • Hathaspace HSP002 Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0
  • HoMedics TotalClean 4-in-1 Small Room Air Purifier
  • Honeywell True HEPA 50250
  • Hunter HP800 Multi-Room Large Console Air Purifier
  • Ionic Comfort Air Purifier
  • IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier
  • Lasko HEPA HF25620 Air Purifier
  • Levoit Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier
  • LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier
  • Medify Air MA-15 Air Purifier
  • Medify Air MA-25 Air Purifier
  • Mila Air Purifier
  • Nuwave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier
  • Oreck DualMax Air Purifier
  • PuraShield Mini
  • Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-625A Ultra Quiet Air Purifier
  • Shark Air Purifier 6 with Anti-Allergen Multi-Filter ADV Odor Lock, XL Area, Smart Sensing
  • SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Carbon Filter, UV Light, Ionizer
  • Smart HEPA Health S
  • Therapure TPP240 Air Purifier
  • TRACS Portable UV-C Air Purifier
  • Venta Original LW25 Airwasher
  • VEVA 8000 Elite Pro Series Air Purifier
  • Vollara Air & Surface Pro
  • Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Whispure Air Purifier
  • Winix C535 Air Cleaner
  • Winix 5300-2 Air Cleaner

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