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Doctor insights on: Air Purifier Vs Air Cleaner

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Indoor air pollution. How helpful is a hepa filter?

Indoor air pollution.  How helpful is a hepa filter?

Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more

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Air purifier makes the air dry, is this true?

Not necessarily: There are many ways to purify air - not all of them make air dry. Check out http://home.howstuffworks.com/air-purifier.htm for some basics. ...Read more

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How much does hepa air filter cost?

How much does  hepa air filter cost?

Varies in price: Depending on size of the unit you need for the sq. Ft area you want to filter. ...Read more

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Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more

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Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

All : All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read more

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Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

No: No, but as a simple precaution you should change your air filters at least every 3 months. If your child develops dust mite allergy, then dirty air vents can be a trigger of allergy symptoms, but forced air heaters in themselves will not trigger allergy per se. ...Read more

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Could cold air coming from air conditioner make you sick?

Could cold air coming from air conditioner make you sick?

Could be a factor.: A virus is required to catch a cold. Cold, dry air ^’s nasal mucus production ; viscosity. Mucus is part of our body’s defense mechanism. It traps viruses ; other particles. When the mucus is thick (sluggish) it makes removing viruses more difficult. Another function of the nose is to warm cold air before it moves to the lungs. Capillaries in the nose dilate to bring warm blood to the nares. As. ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for cat allergies? A big hepa filter?

What is the best air purifier for cat allergies?  A big hepa filter?

Cat allergy: The best treatment is avoidane ! dont have a pet cat - not even outdoors. Hepa filters are very helpful. They need to be placed in areas that you spend the most time (i.e., bedroom). Also, change filters in you central air ducts monthly. ...Read more

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Air ionizer good or bad? It is on my air filter from the 90s

Probably good: But the equipment is a little dated. More things to go wrong. Have service and make sure it is functioning as designed. ...Read more

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Are flents ear-loop masks good for helping to filter air pollution?

Are flents ear-loop masks good for helping to filter air pollution?

Not complelety: The size of the particulate matter matter the way mask is worn , one tme use only but for reducing bacterial and viral transmission it helps fumes smoke etc it might not help at all. ...Read more

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Best air purifier for eczema?

Best air purifier for eczema?

Unfortunately none: There has been no study , I am aware of, showing that using air purifier helps eczema. In fact, it may potentially dry up the skin further with increased air movement. Hepa filter appears to be the most effective if you do want to try. Be sure to measure the room size and that the filter will move the total volume of room air about 5 times per hour. ...Read more

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How helpful is indoor air filter for allergies?

How helpful is indoor air filter for allergies?

Depends: If the air filter circulates the air in a room enough times it can help. You need a filter that will move enough air in the room to adequately filter it. If the filter is a hepa filter it can help. It needs to trap the small particles. If you have allergies to highly airborne allergens, it can help. A heavier allergen (dog dander) tends to drop to the floor where a filter cannot trap it. ...Read more

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Live in condo. Neighbors smoke. Furnace pulls air from outside. Smell cigarette smoke about once a day coming from furnace vent. How harmful to baby?

Live in condo. Neighbors smoke. Furnace pulls air from outside. Smell cigarette smoke about once a day coming from furnace vent. How harmful to baby?

No harm: We humans are not that fragile (otherwise, we would have gone extinct long ago). A baby born today will grow up surrounded by trace amounts of industrial/chemical contaminants in the air, water, ground, food, etc. There is no useful way to identify these contaminants or what their effects are. Yet, kids grow up fine. Some companies do make HEPA air filters for heating and air conditioning systems. ...Read more

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I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

Insufficient help: You should see your doctor. Severe allergic rhinitis doesn't tend to be treated sufficiently with an antihistamine and saline and environmental controls (filters, no carpets), though they help. Allergy shots are the only method to "cure" you of allergies, and you're young so i think it would be worth it for you. Additionally there are options of nasal steroids and/or antihistamines ; singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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Dirty air in your house a risk if ragweed allergy?

Dirty air in your house a risk if ragweed allergy?

NO: Ragweed is a specific plant, which usually results in allergy symptoms in the fall. ...Read more

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Could indoor air pollution from animal poop harm you if you inhale it?

Could indoor air pollution from animal poop harm you if you inhale it?

Potentially: that is why it is recommended that litter boxes not be placed where there are vents. ...Read more

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Does the air purifiers help with reducing allergy?

Does the air purifiers help with reducing allergy?

Often yes: HEPA type air purifiers can help to reduce allergens. Take care. ...Read more

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