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    This Affordable Air Purifier Actually Cleans The Air So You Can Breathe Again

    Say goodbye to pollen, dust, dander, smoke, mold spores, litter box smell, and more.

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    Hi, do you happen to be allergic to pollen or mold or pet dander or dust? Or have a litter box that smells up your entire home (or even just one room)? Or just pets that smell like pets at all? Do you live somewhere with occasional forest fires? Or in a big polluted city? Do you often smell cigarette or pot smoke and hate it? Or do you smoke yourself but still hate the smell in your space afterward?

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    If you said yes to one or more of those questions, I have five words for you: Get. This. Compact. Air. Purifier.

    It has three layers of filters, including the golden standard, a HEPA (AKA high-efficiency particulate arresting). That fancy-sounding filter traps all of the worst bits of dirt, dust, pollen, and more that are always causing your sinus suffering, and its active carbon filter neutralizes all of those unbearable pet smells.

    BTW, it's designed for just one enclosed room (like a bedroom) so if you have an open living / kitchen area with high ceilings β€” the dream β€” you might want to upgrade to a bigger purifier that can actually keep up with the size of your space (the same company makes one for $159.99).

    Besides the fact that it has 2,000 customer reviews with 4.3 stars on your favorite shopping spot,, it really has solved serious problems for over a thousand people!

    Here are just a few of the ways it's changed people's lives already:

    It made it seem like proliferating wildfire smoke was never even there in the first place.

    "After having used this for a few months I can confidently say how great this air purifier is. With the wildfires the air quality in Oregon has been very unhealthy and at times hazardous. Combined with the heat we have no choice but to leave our windows open or the air conditioner running. We also have hardwood floors so the dust, dander, and pet hair gets kicked up very easily.

    This air purifier has made a world of difference! No smoke smell in the room we run it in and I don't have to worry as much about my son constantly breathing in the smog." β€”4ngryhoeb4g

    It sucked up all the pesky floating pollen and dust so allergy sufferers could finally sleep soundly again.,

    "I have awful allergies to pollen and dust, to the point where my nose and eyes are streaming and I'm sneezing nonstop. During spring and summer, my allergies are often unbearable without medicine. At times, I even feel like I'm struggling to breathe. After getting this, the sheer difference is amazing. For the most part, my throat and nose feel clear, and the air just seems so much easier to breathe. I'm super thankful that this is (relatively) inexpensive, and works so well." β€”Dusk Shadow

    "This air purifier is heavenly. I can finally breathe. Ordered it a week ago and have been using it to cut down on my allergies, headaches and problems breathing etc. I haven’t had any problems breathing or with allergies since I brought one for the flat. I use it in my living and bedrooms at night, it leaves the air so crisp and clean." β€”Rahul N.

    It even helped conquer mold-related allergies, whether the problem was in a home or just a side effect of a humid climate.

    "Before I got this my chest would hurt from the mold in my house (it's been flooded one too many times.) Two days into using this my chest pains started to ease. A week in, they were gone. I keep it running on speed 'two' at all times in my bedroom. This has been a serious life saver!" β€”Zoe Robinson

    "When visiting my family in Florida, every morning I would wake up with a debilitating headache that eventually turned into a migraine, lasting the better part of my vacation. I am very sensitive to mold spores and pollen. This year I had the Levoit Air Purifier set up two days in advance of my arrival and had absolutely no issues at all. I can actually feel the difference in air quality when I walk into the room where I have it set up. It definitely cleans mold and pollen out of the air." β€”Pogodog

    It transformed stinky kitten- and cat-pee-smell into neutral, natural air literally overnight PLUS helped reduce the amount of cat hair floating around willy-nilly.,

    "I foster kittens for a rescue, and no matter how often I clean the boxes, two or three times daily, and general cleaning, I still have an odor in the room. I got this product out of desperation. It was a good size and weight for kitties bouncing around. I am truly shocked and enormously happy with how it works! My husband was at wits' end with his sensitive nose. He goes in there now and is astonished, no smell." β€”victoria Mohagen

    "This purifier is so effective for smells. I have three cats so I have a cat room that has their two large boxes and food. The room used to be very stinky even though I scoop every day of my life. I put this in here and I don't have to use my Scentsy or Plug-In anymore. I am was impressed that I got a second one for the kitchen because I hate food smells the day after I cook." β€”Kay

    "This thing is small but works like it’s huge! I just replaced my filter after one month. I have four cats and hardwood floors so my allergies were crazy. Within a few weeks I noticed much less cat hair and was breathing much better." β€”Joanna Kelly Johnson

    It absorbed a neighbor's cigarette smoke odor and relieved city-dwellers from (some of) the otherwise-mostly-invisible effects of air pollution.

    Promising reviews: "We live in the heart of Manhattan and we bought this particular product as I can smell cigarette smoke coming through the walls from the neighbors. I also wake up with a stuffy nose most days. I put the product in the room to test it and was blown away by how awesome the air smelled. Like being up a mountain. I can't smell cigarette smoke and I after the first night of using the air purifier I didn't have a stuffy nose in the morning.

    I highly recommend this product for anyone who lives in a city. You don't realize how low the quality of air is until you try this product, and it really does make a significant difference. Super impressed." β€”Sasha

    So if you're ready to free your bedroom, living room, cat/dog room, or some other spot in your house of allergens, pollutants, or unpleasant and/or musty smells β€” this air purifier may be just the thing to help you ~breathe freely~ again.


    Every six months or so, you're supposed to change its filter β€” you can get a replacement on Amazon for $16.99 β€” although some reviewers report vacuuming or gently rinsing and air-drying their filters to clean them.

    Get it on Amazon for $79.19 (available in black or white).

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

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