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Post# 930694   4/5/2017 at 09:14 by mieleforever (SOUTH AFRICA)        

Good day all,

We have two children and both seem to be suffering from ailments such as sinusitus, chronic chest infections and bronchitis. Our son is the worst hit, he is currently on nine different medications from cortisone to anti-biotics.

So now I have decided maybe we should get an air purifier to see if that will have any effect on his respiratory illness.

Is there any advice from you guys out there, either for his pullmonary ailments to advice on buying good quality air purifiers.

Ps we live in a rather heavily wooded area of South AFrica (GArden Route) and pollen and the likes are thus a given.

I value any opinions.


Post# 930696 , Reply# 1   4/5/2017 at 09:33 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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I have two Filter Queen Defender air cleaners.  One upstairs, one down. 

For my needs it does a good job.  Just a basic fan pulling air through a filter. 


You might try this site: for further information.  I found the information interesting.   The webmaster for that site has Multiple Environmental Allergies, and is well versed. 




Post# 930760 , Reply# 2   4/5/2017 at 15:09 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

I have a couple filter type purifiers that work OK, and I have an Oreck purifier that works awesome. It doesn't take any replacement filters, just remove and wash the pre filter and collector plate. It really collects a lot of dust and cat fur! Mine is the tabletop model, and it's an older one. It is very noisy on the higher settings, but does the job just fine on low, which is not silent but pretty unobtrusive.

Post# 930806 , Reply# 3   4/6/2017 at 01:40 by mieleforever (SOUTH AFRICA)        

Thank you very much, I will investigate this matter further and keep you posted.


Post# 931171 , Reply# 4   4/8/2017 at 00:46 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I have two 'Lux Guardian Angel purifiers and one 'Lux Beyond unit-works well-the HVAC filters stay clean!Just vacuum the dust off the filters in the units-they carry on!

Post# 931176 , Reply# 5   4/8/2017 at 01:10 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Air purifiers are just an attempt to make a bad situation just a bit better. They may work, or they may not. You say you live in an area with pollen, but are your children allergic to pollen? If so, you also should look into fine screens for the windows that keep pollen out of the house. You don't have a central air system, right?

A lot of breathing issues get a bit better at the seaside. Have you tried holidays at the coast? If that makes things better you even should consider moving.

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