Last updated on October 8th, 2022
If you’ve been searching for a HEPA air filter that will remove asbestos from the air, then you have come to the right place. We’ll cover what a HEPA filter is and how it works, as well as review some of the best models on the market today.
The acronym HEPA stands for “High Efficiency Particulate Air”. It’s a type of filter that is designed to trap at least 99.97% of particulates which are 0.03 microns or larger in diameter from the air passing through it, and typically filters down to about 0.12 microns (about 30x smaller than human hairs).
This means that if you have asbestos fibers circulating in your home, an average household vacuum cleaner will not be able to catch them as they get sucked into the machine, but a HEPA filter will do so effortlessly.
In addition to removing toxic particles such as those present with asbestos inhalation hazards, these excellent purifiers also remove allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mites from the air.