Emission Chart
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IBR tests were conducted to measure complete emissions efficiency evaluating each unit's overall capture and retention rate.

At Miele, we believe it is essential that dirt, dust, allergens, pet dander and other lung damaging particles are not only confined while vacuuming, but retained.

The test findings reveal that Miele captures significantly more fine particles, with the nearest brand releasing 21 times more particles per minute.

On average, a homeowner will vacuum three times a week for approximately twenty minutes per session. Resulting IBR data showed that the leading bagless vacuum cleaner has an emission rate of 175,928 fine particles (0.3-0.5 micron in size) per minute.


Therefore, vacuuming with this model for one 'session' will emit over 3.5 million particles, leaving one to conclude that one week's worth of vacuuming will subject you to over 10.6 million particles.