So as far as allergy relief goes I find heap air filters great. But not air purifiers. I don't feel they do much good. You really need to be filtering the air intake at the source instead of filtering some air that is around other air. That's my take atleast. Good price. But I won't be buying.
@JonT Actually you couldn't. PHARMA guidlines no longer allow pharmaceutical companies from providing branded goodies like, pens, paper, clocks, mousepads, and other chachkies (especially HEPA filters). We are now only allowed to provide physician or patient education material. I know because I actually work for the company that owns Claritin.
@cengland0 Yes and No. 99% of all pharmaceutical companies do follow strict adherence to the PHARMA guidelines. It is industry enforced, but is not taken lightly. Pharmaceutical companies realized they needed to reign things in or the government would do it for them. There are also the very strict FDA regulations of what we can and can't say about products. We are VERY highly regulated. The "wild west" days of what people think of pharmaceutical companies are long gone. Which is a good thing.
@mfladd So the FDA or "PHARMA" regulates what you can say, but what about what you can pay MDs to prescribe your goodies? Bonuses, golf trips, rounds of golf, golf clubs, sporting event tickets, free drug samples to get patients on the train? (Don't get me wrong, no problem with that stuff as long as it is publicly disclosed.)
@RedOak Pharmaceutical and medical device companies have had stricter limitations on what they can provide to physicians for a few years now. Gone are the days of Viagra pens and clocks (seriously Viagra wall clocks). Clinical studies who seek FDA approval also need to collect Financial Disclosure information from any physicians to highlight any financial interest/influence they may have. (not wrong to have stock/consulting fees from a company, just has to be disclosed) Additionally, times when a physician may be discussing clinical study results at a conference, the physician has a slide that mentions their financial dealings with companies. The Sunshine Act has been collecting information on payments from pharma companies to physicians and this is publicly available for scrutiny. That isn't to say doctors don't still ask about what they can be given, as they're still sometimes used to the glory days of golf trips and steak dinners and free admission to the Catalina Wine Mixer.
@RedOak There are no more goodies. We can not provide golf trips, tickets, or any of that. The only way a physician can be seen out of office is with a program which includes a speaker, where the speaker would be a thought leader in their field. The only thing I can provide to a doctor is lunch in his office which is considered a thank you for his time. All of these lunches are documented and are covered by the "sunshine act" all of which is available online for all to see.Those days belong to the 80's and early 90's. Samples are provided to help patients to see if they can tolerate a product without paying out of pocket or those in need. They are always provided by the physician. Like I said, the perception that people have of pharmaceutical representatives is just not true. I came to this job with a health-related backgound and worked in hospitals for years. I take pride in the fact that I always have the patients welfare in mind first and foremost. Maybe not all reps do, but I do.
@johnamo I see it more like they paid said companies for their name to be imprinted on the product as an advertisement. They bascially have placed an ad on a product that you will see often... re-enforcing branding. Look at the Yonanas, pardon me.. the "Dole Yonanas" ;)
@sligett Because the height of most closets are standardized at 8 feet. Even the smallest 10x10 bedroom that I have exceeds the capacity of this filter and that room is so small that the largest bed I could fit in is a twin.
@sligett To get technical, the actual rating to pay attention to is the CADR ("clean air delivery rate"). This is the volume of filtered air measured in cubic feet per minute, using a standard procedure. The room size claims are usually based on an 8 ft ceiling, but sometimes exaggerated
This also can convert into a piggy bank, which is great for those who are die-hard frugals such as myself: 1. Cut a coin slot at the top. 2. Rip out the filter and other electronic pieces within the shell. 3. Voila! Start saving some money!!!
Girlfriend has been complaining about her allergies being the worst they've ever been in her life. Her face is red and she's building a replica of The Wall from Game of Thrones out of used tissues. So... acoustic-worried-laugh
If you're looking for something that's up to the task of extracting dust from than fractional rooms, Winix and Coway make beefier models which can be found, at the whim of the Amazon gods, for between $120 and $160 from time to time. They fared well "in the arena".
Somebody help me. I want the horizontal white. It just asked me to choose black or white while displaying it horizontally. When I choose the color white it flips the image to the vertical unit. Is it one in the same or two different variants? So confused. What did I just buy?
Anyone know if this thing would have any effect in a regular-height cube? Some of my coworkers wear waaaaay too much perfume, and I am a special snowflake who has trouble working when I can't see or breathe.
@trisk wow! That's a very confusing item, what with the constant combination of of "HEPA-type" and "true HEPA" mixed together, but I'm soooo very grateful you found that and let me know about it! I've ordered it, and my heart is unbroken now. Thanks so very much for letting me know about it; you've improved my day enormously, and the placebo effect has already improved my asthma and my allergies. I owe you one!