Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 27, 2005
Sharper Image's Ionic Breeze® Quadra™ Silent Air Purifier has made quite a entrance into the air purifier market. After much advertising and marketing, this unit has not performed up to Sharper Image's claims.
Consumer Magazine just published their latest research on the Ionic Breeze and states "The Sharper Image Ionic Breeze Professional with OzoneGuard does little to clean the air. If you own one, try returning it for a refund. View article http://www.air-purifiers-america.com/ed_ionicbreeze3.asp . The American Lung Association (ALA)(18) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(19) all gave explicit warnings against ozone-generating devices. The Consumer Reports' authors conclude, after performing tests, that they "wouldn't recommend an ozone generator even as a last resort." and "NOT RECOMMENDED These were poor at cleaning, and some exceeded the UL ozone standard".
At Air Purifiers America, we decided to test a new Ionic Breeze against our criteria on particle removal effectiveness. We tested models from 6 manufacturers at our offices with a high-tech particle counter to measured the ability to remove particles from the air which are 0.3 microns and larger. This represents particle sizes for pollen, mold spores, pet dander and most of the dust in a home environment.
Sharper Image Test Results - The Sharper Image air purifier was the worst performing unit we tested, as it only removed 30% of the particles at the unit and ONLY 5% in the room - we were generous with the 5%. We even tested this unit beyond our standard 20 minute duration and extended it for an entire day and the unit still didn't remove any significant particles from the room. We did not see a layer of dust on the electrostatic plates even after a week. For more details to our testing and product reviews and recommendations, visit Test results on the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze http://www.air-purifiers-america.com/ed_APA_test_results.asp.
Our Recommendations - We have conducted an extensive amount of product testing to compare performance capabilities of several popular air purifiers in the market. The testing is conducted in a home/office environment with a key focus on particle removal. Here is a summary of our overall recommendations, for a detailed review, please visit: Air Purifier Reviews for Allergies and Asthma http://www.air-purifiers-america.com/ed_product_comp-allergy.asp.