Which pollutants could be hiding in your home?
Discover the invisible pollutants that might be in the air you and your family breathe every day.
Common pollutants found in the home
We're spending more time indoors, in increasingly well-insulated homes and workplaces. Over time, these common indoor air pollutants can build up.
VOCs in aerosols and cleaning products
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are potentially harmful gases emitted by household sprays, air fresheners and personal care products. If used regularly in unventilated rooms, VOC concentrations increase.
Fumes from paints and furniture
Another potentially harmful gas is formaldehyde, released by some furniture, paints, mattresses, carpets and fireplaces. Most homes contain formaldehyde, but amounts spike during interior decoration projects.
Pollutants released by cooking
Cooking can release a unique mix of combustion pollutants and airborne particles. Even after cooking, odours and potentially harmful contaminants can remain in the air.
Allergens from pet dander
Pets can introduce allergens, bacteria and viruses into the home. When pets groom themselves, they deposit protein particles from their saliva onto their hair and skin. These microscopic skin cells dry and flake off to form pet dander.
Three key things to look for in an air purifier
Automatic sensing, a fully-sealed machine and long-range air projection are key to effective air purification. That's why they're at the core of our technology. And why we've been testing them for generations.
Reacts automatically to remove pollutants, only using energy when needed.1
Fully sealed to HEPA H13 standard. So the pollution captured inside stays inside.2
Long-range air projection
Dyson Air Multiplier™ technology projects purified air into every corner of the room.3
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1In Auto mode.
2Particle challenge by DEHS oil specified in EN1822 within a chamber specified in ASTM F3150. Tested in Max Mode at IBR US, for whole machine efficiency above 99.95%. Gas capture rates vary.
3In maximum setting. Tested for air projection (DTM801) and purification coverage in a 81m3 room (TM-003771).
4Dyson purifiers were challenged with airborne influenza A (H1N1 virus) and MS2 bacteriophage at an independent lab, using a 30m³ chamber. After 60 minutes at maximum fan speed, the airborne concentration in the chamber was reduced up to 99.9 %. Real-life efficacy may vary.
Dyson purifiers were challenged with airborne SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) at an independent lab, using a 0.37m³ chamber for 90 seconds. Dyson Purifiers were also challenged with Phi-6 bacteriophage (a surrogate to test SARS-CoV-2) at independent labs, using a 30m³ chamber. After 90 minutes at maximum fan speed, the airborne concentration in the chamber was reduced by 99.9%. Real-life efficacy may vary.