CLEAN AIR

Mint ST - - TECHNOLOGY - BY VISHAL MATHUR vishal.m@livemint.com

The best air pu­ri­fiers you can buy

for your home

Out­door pol­lu­tion may get more head­lines but in­door air pol­lu­tion can be an even big­ger prob­lem. In­door pol­lu­tion— caused by com­bus­tion sources such as gas, coal and wood, out­door pol­lu­tants, smok­ing, and house­hold clean­ing prod­ucts— has been linked to res­pi­ra­tory dis­ease, stroke and can­cer.

Ef­fi­cient air pu­ri­fiers for the home, then, can no longer be considered an in­dul­gence. We look at some of the best op­tions.

*Prices may vary The Eureka Forbes Dr Aero­guard SCPR 300 has the ad­van­tage of a space-sav­ing tower de­sign and cleans the room air quickly. But it is hard to ig­nore the noisy fan—so while it would work well in a study room, for in­stance, you may not want to use it in a bed­room at night. The At­lanta Health­care Beta 350 Vi­ral Guard has high-qual­ity fil­ters and a UV light that can elim­i­nate any stub­born virus that may escape the mul­ti­ple fil­ter lay­ers. The Honey­well Air Touch A5 takes ad­van­tage of its Hi­siv fil­ter tech­nol­ogy to show off some fan­tas­tic per­for­mance. It also has a top­ple-re­sis­tant de­sign, which could be an ad­di­tional ad­van­tage when there is a child around. It would be a close call be­tween the Beta 350 Vi­ral

Guard and the Air Touch A5.

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