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Standard bag filter vacuums, commonly found in many households, are often considered essential for maintaining a clean home. However, they can pose significant health risks due to several inherent flaws in their design and functionality. Certain vacuum cleaners spit fine dust and bacteria back into the air, causing infections and trigger allergies.

Researchers tested 21 vacuum cleaners from 11 manufacturers, as well as two commercial models. The vacuums were six months to 22 years old. Brands involved Dyson, Electrolux, Hoover, iRobot, and Sanyo. The investigators measured 62 different air emissions. All emitted some bacteria, dust, and allergens back into the air. Newer vacuum cleaners caused less indoor air pollution than older, cheaper models, the research showed.

Here are five reasons why these vacuums may not be the best choice for your health:


1) Spread of Dust and Germs
  • Leakage of Fine Particles: Standard bag filter vacuums can release fine dust particles back into the air, especially when the bag is not sealed properly. These tiny particles, often containing allergens and bacteria, can be inhaled, potentially exacerbating respiratory conditions such as asthma or allergies.
  • Germ Proliferation: The warm, dark environment inside a vacuum bag is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and mold. When the vacuum is in use, these microorganisms can be expelled into the air, posing a health risk.
2) Potential Health Hazards
  • Allergen Exposure: Dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens can escape from the vacuum bag during operation or disposal, leading to increased exposure and allergic reactions.
  • Toxic Substances: Older vacuum bags may contain harmful chemicals or materials that can be released into the air during vacuuming or bag replacement, contributing to indoor air pollution.



3) Inadequate Cleaning Ability
  • Limited Filtration Efficiency: Standard vacuum bags often fail to capture ultrafine particles due to their limited filtration capabilities. This means that while larger debris is collected, smaller particles, including harmful pathogens, are not effectively trapped.
  • Loss of Suction Power: As the bag fills, the vacuum's suction power decreases, leading to less effective cleaning. This results in more dirt and dust being left behind, reducing overall cleanliness and potentially contributing to health issues.
4) Airborne Dust During Bag Replacement
  • Dust Cloud Formation: When changing the vacuum bag, a significant amount of dust can be released into the air, creating a cloud of potentially harmful particles. This can lead to immediate inhalation of allergens and dust, affecting respiratory health.
5) Frequent Maintenance and Handling
  • Increased Contact with Allergens: Regular maintenance, including changing bags and filters, increases the likelihood of coming into direct contact with dust and allergens, which can trigger allergic reactions or respiratory issues.



Why the HYLA EST is a Much Better Alternative

The HYLA EST vacuum system offers a revolutionary approach to home cleaning, addressing many of the health concerns associated with standard bag filter vacuums. Here are four reasons why the HYLA EST is a superior choice:

1) Water-Based Filtration System
  • Superior Dust and Allergen Capture: The HYLA EST uses a water-based filtration system, which traps dust, allergens, and other particles effectively in water, preventing them from being released back into the air. This ensures a higher level of cleanliness and reduces the risk of respiratory issues.
2) Elimination of Dust Clouds
  • Hygienic Disposal: Unlike bagged vacuums, the HYLA EST eliminates the problem of dust clouds during disposal. The captured dirt is contained in water, making the disposal process cleaner and safer, with no airborne particles to worry about.
3) Constant Suction Power
  • Consistent Cleaning Efficiency: The HYLA EST maintains consistent suction power regardless of the amount of dirt collected. This ensures thorough cleaning every time, without the loss of efficiency that plagues bagged vacuums as they fill up.
4) Improved Air Quality
  • Air Purification: In addition to vacuuming, the HYLA EST acts as an air purifier. It removes airborne particles, improving the overall air quality in your home. This dual functionality makes it an excellent choice for those concerned about indoor air pollution and related health issues.



While standard bag filter vacuums can pose significant health risks due to their tendency to spread dust and germs, as well as their inadequate cleaning abilities, the HYLA EST offers a much healthier and more efficient alternative. Its water-based filtration system, consistent suction power, hygienic disposal process, and air purification capabilities make it a superior choice for maintaining a clean and healthy home environment.


Not convinced? Hear from some of our awesome customers!
Such a smart, efficient way to combine functions of air quality and vacuuming. Indoor air pollution 2-5 times worse than outdoors was revealing! – B.H.

We have been enjoying the air purification and reduced dog hair in our home. Thank you I will probably have the cleanest house in the neighborhood now! -G.G.

I couldn’t believe what came out of my carpet after vacuuming my carpet with the HYLA. HYLA rocks! – D.C.
I am able to enjoy breathing clean air inside my home. I would recommend the HYLA, it's worth it! – T.S.

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