This Epidemiologist-Recommended Air Purifier Is Super-Effective & 100% Portable

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Air purifiers are having a moment. To be fair, they’ve been having a moment, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic and a few bad wildfire seasons showed us just how important air quality is for our health. Of course, you can’t haul your living room purifier around with you everywhere, which is why portable air purifiers like the PureZone Mini Portable Air Purifier are so useful, especially when they come with a sparkling expert recommendation.

This particular air purifier caught our eye thanks to a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) from epidemiologist Gabrielle Perry, MPH. “I HIGHLY suggest my two favorite air purifiers,” Perry wrote. “One is portable and can fit in the car. I even use it at restaurants or events.”

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The portable option Perry shared is the PureZone Mini Portable Air Purifier, which the brand says eliminates 99.97 percent of germs. It cleans the air at a rate of 9 cubic rate per minute and is equipped with two filters, an activated carbon pre-filter to deal with odors and gasses and a HEPA filter to eliminate dust, dander, pet hair, pollen, mold spores, and smoke. (FYI: the HEPA filter needs to be replaced every six months or so.) And this hand purifier truly is portable, weighing less than a pound and featuring an adjustable handle on top for easy transport. Plus, it’s rechargeable — you can use it with or without an outlet, and the battery lasts up to 12 hours.

That gives you a lot of options. You can bring this air purifier along with you to a restaurant, like Perry, or turn it on in an Uber or during a train ride. Set it on your desk at work to help avoid catching the office cold when it goes around. You could even tuck it in your seatback pocket on a plane for a little extra protection over a long flight.

When used properly, the EPA says air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants — including viruses — in small spaces, so this portable purifier really could help you stay healthy this cold and flu season. (Note that the EPA recommends using air purifiers along with other best practices for hygiene and cold prevention, as air purifiers alone won’t protect you from COVID, the flu, or any other airborne virus.)

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Over on Amazon, shoppers are already loving the PureZone Mini. It’s racked up over 9,000 reviews, with shoppers saying they love how quiet and maneuverable the air purifier is. One reviewer who travels for work noted that they’d had no respiratory illnesses since using the air purifier on the road. “I have asthma and allergies and this has proven to be a helpful product during my travels,” they said.

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