Evidence Review Examines Effectiveness of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Air Cleaners

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, has produced a new evidence review on the effectiveness of do-it-yourself (DIY) air cleaners. The review of academic and technical literature showed that DIY air cleaners performed similarly to commercial portable air cleaners in terms of clean air delivery rate (CADR) and energy efficiency under controlled conditions. The authors shared that “The ‘best’ DIY design will depend on the space to be cleaned, the activities carried out, space available, noise disruption, and other factors.” 

When considering air cleaners, it may be useful for asthma stakeholders to view this report as well as RAMP’s materials on air cleaners for asthma programs.