These devices can help rid indoor air of harmful contaminants
For a lot of folks, air pollution is synonymous with belching smokestacks and smog-filled skies. But pollutants found right under your roof, including mold spores, dust mites, and even carbon monoxide, are often the bigger problen. Consumer Reports' latest tests of more than 40 air purifiers yielded a handful of winners that could help clear the air.
Before you make the investment, follow our advice for improving indoor air qualitythrough enhanced ventilation, better moisture management, and the control of source contaminants in your home. If, after all that, you or others in your home are still suffering from allergies, asthma, headaches, or the like, look for an air purifier that excelled in our tough tests, in which we fill a room with smoke and dust and let the machines prove their cleaning power.