Air purifiers and filters have become such a big deal these days that even a car air purification machine can be found for less than $10,000.
That’s the price of an air filter, according to a new report from CarAdvice.com.
The air purifying machine, which has been around since the 1950s, has become the standard air filter for a wide variety of cars and SUVs, from BMW to Honda.
It’s not uncommon to find air purifications on the market for around $5,000 or less, according a CarAdvices.com review.
The most expensive air purifyers on the shelf are the Ford and Toyota models that can sell for $15,000 and $17,000, respectively.
The cheapest air purifies at $2,000 to $3,000 for older cars and up to $4,000 on newer models.
That means the cost of an average air filter in 2017 is about $3.50 to $5.50 per unit.
A new CarAdvicas report finds that in 2016, car air filters accounted for just under half of the air pollution that was measured in cities across the U.S. The report also finds that there are more air purified cars than ever before, with a total of almost 3 million air purifers on U.K. roads.
“The cost of air purificators has dropped significantly, so this report should be seen as a wake-up call to consumers,” CarAdvica.com’s Ben Wiederman said in a statement.
“Even if you don’t have an air purifiying device, there are some affordable, environmentally friendly alternatives that you can consider.”
CarAdvacies data also shows that the number of new air purfies on the road has increased nearly 30% from 2016 to 2017.
That is a dramatic rise for an industry that has seen the number decline by more than 80% over the past decade.
The American Lung Association estimates that the cost per filter has fallen by about $2.20 since 2006, and an American Clean Air Act (ACAA) rule in 2018 reduced air purging by about 60%.
That could mean that consumers will need to pay for a larger air filter or a filter that has a filter larger than the one they have now.
“If you’re not going to have one, you’re going to need to buy one,” said Dr. Jeffery O’Malley, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and a member of the American Lung Foundation.