Can An Air Purifier Make You Sick?

When you have fallen ill in for no apparent reason, you will be suspicious of everything at home. Unfortunately, an air cleaner is always the one to take the heat even though it is actually innocent. So why are we blaming an air purifier when it is providing us with clean air and nothing else? What other factors that could make us feel sick if is not because of the purifying devices? Continue reading to find out.
Short answer
Air purifiers can't make you sick because it will only provide you with clean air.

Can Air Purifiers Be Harmful?

An air purifier is actually good for your health and WILL NOT make you sick. It is designed to improve indoor air quality by removing airborne contaminants. In fact, it will trap all the harmful germs and viruses that are often the root causes of illness. We all know how quick viral virus can spread through the air and how contagious it can be. With the air purifier working continuously in the background, you will reduce the risk of breathing into the allergens. Therefore, there is less likelihood you from falling sick from the viruses.

The reason many people think air purifier is harmful is due to the many false online reports. There are several types of air purifier in the market. Those unethical reports are all directed at Ozone generator which is not an air purifier. Ozonator is known to aggravate our health condition particularly to our lungs. Lazy journalists who wanted to get their post out quickly did not go through the fact checks and blindly follow what is already available. In the end, many readers are left confuse and mislead by the inaccurate articles and here we are.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Can Air Purifier Cause Sore Throat?

No and in fact, an air purifier can alleviate sore throat by removing impurities in the air. This includes mold, pet dander, germs, bacteria, and viruses that can cause your throat to be sore and itchy. There are people that pointed fingers on ionizer for the reason of their throat irritation. Again, there is absolutely little evidence supporting that. A REAL ionizer only disperses natural negative ions that have no effect on your throat condition.

Can Air Purifiers Make You Cough?

NO. Whether is dry cough, wet cough, croup or whopping cough, an air purifier has nothing to do with it. It could be due to external factors such as a viral virus that is dormant in your body until recently. Your cough could also be trigger by indoor irritants like dust, mold, germ or other microbes. If that is the case, an air purifier would come in handy as it prevents allergens from aggravating the cough. You would recover faster and protected from further damage.

Can Air Purifier Cause Headaches?

Air purifier does help with easing headache rather than causing it. This is especially true if you are suffering from chronic or sinus headache. This types of headache are usually triggered by solid or gas elements in the air. The allergens affect your blood cell circulation and weaken your body immune system. You will not be able to sleep well and that is the start of a chronic headache journey. Preventable if a HEPA air purifier is there to tackle the allergens troubles.

Can Air Purifier Cause Nosebleeds?

Again, an air purifier does not cause nosebleeds but dry air would. In our last articles, we also mentioned that dry air also has nothing to do with an air purifier. The purifying device is only there to clean the air and nothing else. Get a humidifier instead to moisture the air and see if the nosebleed stopped. If not, consult a doctor for a thorough examination.

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.