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The Healthiest Vacuum Cleaners for Your Home

The right vacuum can do wonders for your allergies, asthma or COPD. The wrong one can wreak havoc. We tested HEPA-filtration models to come up with the best for your every need.
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Clean carpet, clean air

by Susan Hall

The right vacuum is key for good health. "Dust can trigger allergies and asthma," says James Sublett, MD, a spokesman for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Vacuuming with a good machine cuts the amount of dust you inhale. We tested models with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which filters out 99.7% of small particles. Here, our top picks.

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