Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 harmful chemicals and gases including benzene, formaldehyde and at least 60 carcinogens. The dangerous particles in secondhand smoke can linger in the air for hours. Breathing them even for a short time- as little as 20 or 30 minutes - is harmful and breathing secondhand smoke over years can be all the more dangerous.
The Alen A375UV air purifier's activated carbon filter and Photo-Catalytic Oxidation technology will significantly remove and demolecularize harmful toxins and odors generated from secondhand smoke. Alen's high performance A375UV Smoke & Multi-gas air purifiers also features HEPA filtration, two ultraviolet lights for bacteria control and an ozone-safe Ionizer. The odor eliminating carbon infused HEPA filter in the A375UV air purifier has been tested to remove 98% of airborne allergens like dust, dust mites, pollen, mold spores and pet dander.
The Alen A375 air purifier eliminates harmful carcinogens, toxic gases generated from smoke and household items like glue, formaldehyde and some aerosols emission (also known as VOC's). The Alen A375UV Smoke & Multi Gas HEPA removes those invisible yet harmful fumes so you can breathe clean air and at a price that helps you breathe a bit easier too.
Brand: Alen Corp
Made In: China
This is a great filter. We got it for our baby daughters room when she was having some problems. She's been good since. We put the filter in a room that we had been operating a Sharper Image model they pimp on TV commercials and the Alen immediately kicked on high and showed particulate on its indicator....even though the other filter had been on continuously (highest setting) and properly maintained. The noise on auto...just leave it on setting 2 and it should be good from there. I have allergies that I get shots for (now) and have had no problem leaving it on this low of a setting. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Excellent product, works very well with tobacco smoke and cooking odors. Just set it to automatic, it is silent most of the time but will automatically adjust if it detects smoke or odor. Worth the money. (Posted on 10/17/12)
I have been looking at and searching for a decent air purifying unit for at least 3 years, I find the cost runs way to high and the looks of the unit definitely wasn't designed by anyone with designing taste! And even though the germicidal UV light should be completely hidden from view most of the air filtering UV units I have looked at had obvious glowing of the eye damaging UV lighting. Now for my review of this item, The looks-acceptable. Noise level-acceptable on low speed during sleeping. Controls and adjusting-My wife has no problems working it! (Now that says a lot!) The Glowing of the UV lights-Almost literally impossible to see! Does it work?-my wife thinks Claritin cured her of her allergies. It took about 6 to 8 weeks letting it run 24-7 but it will clean up the impurities in the house and before you know it your not sneezing! Well it worked for me wife. Would I buy another unit-Yes if needed. The cost- acceptable My only problem with it is "How would I know if one of the UV germicidal lights go out?" I'm the type of person that probably never give out 5 stars to nothing, but I will give out 9.5 out of a 10 point scale for this item. (Posted on 10/17/12)