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Can Japanese Pitta Masks Protect Against Coronavirus?

COVID-19 has caused a surge in interest for all types of masks, including Japanese Pitta masks. Smart Air has received a flood of questions about how well they filter COVID-19 and other viruses. The Japanese Pitta masks are sleek and incredibly popular, but there’s little information available on how well … Read more

Dyson Pure Cool Review: Tests Show Only 49% Effective

New Dyson Pure Cool TP04 tests show the purifier reduced indoor PM2.5 pollution levels by just 49% in a typical size room. This data adds to a growing amount of reviews and tests showing the Dyson air purifier underperforms purifiers far cheaper than it. Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Test: Marketing … Read more

Dyson Pure Cool air Purifier Tower CADR Review

Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier Review: Shockingly Bad

Dyson’s Pure Cool air purifier looks impressive. However a review of its clean air rating (CADR) reveals this filter does a poor job of providing clean air – the Dyson TP05 Pure Cool’s CADR comes in at just 164m3/hr. That means the Dyson Pure Cool air purifier out as much … Read more

What Is the Best Air Purifier on the Market Today?

I started thinking about finding the best air purifier for my home because I was living in Beijing when the “airpocalypse” struck.     I had a cough I couldn’t shake for weeks, so I started doing research into air purifiers. Unlike another answer here, I wasn’t concerned about allergens … Read more

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Do Masks Really Work in India’s Air Pollution?

Every year when winter rolls around, a billion people in India are left breathing toxic, polluted air when on the streets. Be it in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Hyderabad, everyone is forced to become experts in a complicated scientific question to cope with the pollution: Do air pollution masks work? … Read more

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Why You Should Never Use Your Air Purifier’s Auto Mode

Many air purifier companies add fancy features to help market their products.  One of these features is an “auto mode”, also called “smart mode”.    The idea behind smart purifiers’ auto mode is simple. The purifier has a small air quality monitor inside. When the air is bad, the purifier … Read more

Do Pollution Masks Really Work?

When a billion people in China (and quite a few expats) woke up to the severe air pollution in almost every city in China, it forced a billion people to become experts in a complicated scientific question: Do masks work? Since then, I’ve given talks with hundreds of people all around … Read more

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