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    Oct 9, 2018

    This Miracle-Working Air Purifier Will Help Your Allergies And Kill Nasty Odors

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    Jordin Sparks said it best when she sang, "Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe in a poorly ventilated space with a lingering musty odor."

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    You'll have to excuse me if I butchered those lyrics — this song came out over 10 years ago!!

    Well, listen up, readers (and Jordin, if you're out there), because we've finally got our answer — albeit a decade late — and it's the GermGuardian AC4825.

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    Anyone with a cramped kitchen space is probably familiar with the struggle that is chasing the odors of yesterday's meal prep out of your apartment. It can really start to feel like the universe whispering in your ear, "Just order taaaakeout."

    (The universe's breath is very bad and smells like spoiled milk and diced onions, and you're like, Please consider a face mask!!)

    The GermGuardian effectively zaps all those horrid stenches that build and build until you've just accepted it as the way that air is supposed to smell. (It's not.)

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    How does it do it? Well, that's a three-parter: It has a charcoal filter, which zaps larger particles and odors, a True HEPA filter, which catches 99% of smaller particles (e.g., dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander), and a UV-C light that kills the airborne viruses and bacteria.

    If you're following along here, you've probably figured out that the GermGuardian is not just your best friend where unpleasant odors are concerned, but also for overall health!

    You'd almost never know from how quiet and nonintrusive this thing is that it's actually working — but a look inside at its filter (after just one month of use!) paints a very different picture, as one reviewer can attest to:

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    "I've had this product for about a month now and look at how much dust it's collected! It works great! I am someone who gets sick and is effected by allergies each changing season and I have yet to have any symptoms. I think it's all owed to this air purifier!" —Jessica

    And that Amazon customer isn't the only one singing the praises of the magical air-purifying contraption, either. To date, the GermGuardian AC4825 has over 5,000 five-star reviews.

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    Just did some quick math and... yep, that's a lot!

    "We have two cats in our 4,000-square-foot house. When my sister came from out of state, she asked if our cats ran away. She said our home had zero odor or scents, which is what I was going for. I have two of these units and one of the next size up. The larger one sits in the doorway of the cats' restroom, one in the master suite, and one in the kitchen. On the lowest setting, dust from the litter box is immediately whisked away and cooking odors do not linger." —Wendy W.

    "I bought this specifically for cigarette smoke seeping in from my pesky downstairs neighbors. They are multipack-a-day smokers and they smoke more weed then a college kid in Colorado. It works really well and my room doesn't smell like cigarettes at all because of the air filter now." —Kyle M.

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    Where things get even more impressive is in the sheer volume of success stories from customers with asthma.

    "Although I dust and vacuum fairly often, I noticed I still had issues with my asthma when spending periods of time in my room (in particular when I slept at night). I was using my inhaler much more often than usual and I couldn't understand why my symptoms seemed worse in my bedroom. I've seen advertisements for air purifiers in the past (like the ones that claimed to blow 'happy ions' in your face) and figured they were the 'snake oil' of air filtration systems. It wasn't until nursing school when I started to learn about HEPA filters for hospitals that I realized proper filtration could be a game changer for my symptoms. I've had this air purifier for about five months now and I would buy one for every room in my house if they were a little less expensive. My symptoms have definitely improved and that's all I could ask for!" —Amy

    "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breath easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." —calcrnflakegirl

    So, whether you're hoping to alleviate allergies or asthma attacks, mask kitchen odors, or shut out a neighbor's cigarette smoke, the GermGuardian AC4825 has got you covered.

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    Now, what are you waiting for? Terry Gross is shook from how Fresh your Air is about to be.

    Get it from Amazon for $80.99+ (and get an extra $10 off at checkout with coupon; available in dark gray and white).

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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