The Healthiest Vacuum Cleaners for Your Home
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.