Air Purifier

Aug 5th, 2006, 08:37 AM
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Air Purifier

My workplace is going to be under (HEAVY) construction for the next two years. I already have an air purifier for my immediate area but I'm curious about the portable ones. Does anyone have experience with the Ultra-Mini Air Purifier sold at Magellan's?

I also found one at Sharper Image that is less expensive but it is heavier.

If this is going to be a two year "accessory," I'd rather splurge for the 1.5 ounce one rather than a 5 or 7 ounce item.
moldyhotelsaregross is offline  
Aug 5th, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Check Consumer Reports at your local library. I believe they tested these devices and found they are not very effective.
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Aug 5th, 2006, 09:01 AM
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My supervisor recently put an air purifier in her office and it smelled a lot worse than before. She has since removed it. I don't remember the brand.
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Aug 5th, 2006, 09:31 AM
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I know nothing about the Magellan's but the Sharper Image's is all about ionization which is something that you do not want! For allergy purposes you can use a Honeywell or anything else with a HEPA filter. Do a Google search for more info on why SI's aren't good. I know there was an article in the L.A. Times about 2 years ago discussing them.
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Aug 5th, 2006, 05:51 PM
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I must have been under a rock. I'll definitely have to go read up on them.

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Aug 5th, 2006, 06:06 PM
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We have a Holmes air purifier. There are many different sizes depending on your needs. It came from Target and has been very helpful at removing dust. Not exactly portable, though.

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Aug 5th, 2006, 06:25 PM
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I was so ready to dump a few hundred dollars and that month Consumer Report changed my mind,,,in the nick of time!
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