Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a challenging disease, but you can live your normal life with appropriate medical care and symptom management. Since COPD is an irreversible, progressive disease, an air purifier is not a substitute for the medical treatment a doctor will prescribe. However, air purifiers can greatly improve your quality of life by filtering out the particles that irritate sensitive airways and make breathing even more difficult for people with COPD. To learn more about how air purifiers can help sufferers of COPD.
What is the best air purifier for COPD?
What Makes An Air Purifier Effective for COPD?
Below we’ve identified a few of the best air purifiers for people suffering from COPD and other respiratory illnesses. The criteria we used included:
What was it designed to filter out?
We looked for air purifiers that can specifically target the particles that people with COPD are most sensitive to: chemicals, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), allergens, and other irritants.
Does it help with asthma and allergies?
Asthma and allergies often go hand in hand with COPD, and when the sufferer does have an asthma or allergy attack, their breathing becomes significantly worse. So, we looked for air purifiers that will filter out the particles that exacerbate these conditions.
Does it contain a HEPA filter?
Removing up to 99% of particles that are .03 microns and larger, HEPA filters are the gold standard for powerful filtration. They are the best filters for people with COPD, who are sensitive to many different components in the air.
Does the filter contain activated carbon?
Activated carbon filters are ideal for filtering out chemicals. The carbon creates a natural, safe reaction with the Volatile Organic Compounds in the air that causes the VOCs to stick to the filter. We looked for filters that contain activated carbon, providing the extra layer of protection that people with sensitive airways need.
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