Some users swear that an Ionic Breeze air purifier will eliminate a percentage of household allergens. We were truly hoping it might also help to save massive amounts of money. As my boys grew into adolescence, the toxic inhumanity coming from their bedrooms threatened to engulf the whole household in a swirling, bottomless pit of multifarious stench (I won't mention the components, as it's all too awful, and the faint of heart would undoubtedly perish). I finally gave up fighting over gym socks and dirty dishes, and simply refused to go in there unless it was a necessity; foolishly thinking we might survive if we could pretend the monsters growing under their beds were imaginary.
Although it was about $200, a desktop Oreck air purifier sufficed for a time, and even slightly reduced the need to dust the living room as frequently. When Swamp Things started to claw their way out of the muck, and creep down the hallway, it rapidly escalated to a them or us situation. Initially, I assumed the only option to save ourselves would be to buy hazmat suits, and attach adjacent clean rooms to each of their bedroom doorways. Actually, the price of technology hasn't reduced across the board. I was then compelled to begin a panicked search to find the best air purifier money could buy; or, at least, one that both our noses, and our budget could withstand.
Consumer Reports air purifier buying guide reports that, owing to leaks in windows, and doors, the air in an ordinary home is replaced with outside air approximately every two hours. If that's really the case, then we were either living next door to an invisible cattle ranch, full of methane emissions and customary pies, or we had a major problem with indoor air quality; I think it was the latter. Due to the air exchange, particularly in older homes, Consumer Reports recommends that simply reducing indoor pollutants may improve air quality much more than any purifier can.
In my view, there are an enormous number of state, and federal laws that are excessively unreasonable, one of them being that I am required to provide my children with the basic necessities until they reach the age of eighteen; moreover, confining them to tents out of doors in bad weather is regarded as neglectful, and borderline abusive. This really placed the whole family in an unjustly unbearable position. I have nothing against feeding the little darlings, nevertheless, the conditions perpetuated by their legally enforced presence prevented the reduction of pollutants, and hurled the entire family into a persisting state of uncontrollable gagging; and I do mean hurled. I'd be interested to know how government lawmakers can think people to provide children with the supposed "necessities" of a roof over their heads and then food in their mouths when there wasn't a single family member capable of swallowing said food in tandem with a warm, safe place to sleep. Additionally, government standards are in place to regulate the quality, and safety of indoor air. If we couldn't pay for to build clean rooms, we certainly couldn't afford to build a new house for our children. Typical government: Darned if you do, and darned if you don't.
Some of the Consumer Reports "common sense" steps recommended prior to the purchase of an Ionic Breeze air purifier include frequent vacuuming, the reduction of tobacco smoke and use of candles, and the storing chemicals outdoors. If we had any common sense we would have simply forgone the headache of parenting, but we tried the steps anyhow with few results.