Efficacy of Do-It-Yourself Portable Air Cleaners 

In the June 2024 edition of Atmospheric Environment, an article examines the efficacy of do-it-yourself portable air cleaners. Researchers measured particulate matter, carbon dioxide, and more in communities exposed to wildfire and wood stove smoke while using do-it-yourself and commercial portable air cleaners. They found a reduction in particulate matter for both types of air cleaners, but commercial air cleaner use “was associated with roughly twice the reductions” in particulate matter. Study participants preferred commercial cleaners, but 75% reported they would use DIY ones. 

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