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Non-toxic air cleaning houseplants?

Karen kchuplis at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 24 21:00:13 EST 2002

in article ak9dd4$s1$1 at clam.prodigy.net, David Wright at
wright at clam.prodigy.net wrote on 8/24/02 8:53 PM:

> In article <MPG.17d1c85868a14c179899c5 at news6.bellatlantic.net>,
> Laura A. Robinson  <firstinitiallastname at technologist.com> wrote:
>> circa 24 Aug 2002 12:24:16 -0700, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav,
>> Jacqueline (jacquelinejunk at hotmail.com) said,
>>> 2) Good air cleaners, we'd like to get a variety of plants that clean
>>> a variety of things out, as we don't know what exactly the problem is
>> I would invest in some actual air filters/purifiers (speaking as
>> somebody who is allergic to anything that bears fruit, flower or
>> fur). Sharper Image has something called the Ionic Breeze; I have two
>> of them and they're phenomenal. Additionally, you could get more
>> traditional air filters; I've used several types of those, as well.
> Interesting, because Consumer Reports tested the Ionic Breeze as part
> of their last ratings of air cleaners (Feb 2002) and found it to be
> basically useless.  They said it removed almost no particles from the
> air. 
> -- David Wright :: alphabeta at prodigy.net
> These are my opinions only, but they're almost always correct.
> "If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants
> were standing on my shoulders."

Y'know, I don't know about the ionizers, but they have said too that the
HEPA purifiers are not doing anything really but I find that hard to believe
as when I changed my carbon filters the other day, you would not BELIEVE the
amount of dust on them that would have been floating in the air. I think
they must do something. Also, Grant, cat with allergies, likes sleeping in
that area of the room, which he didn't before. Anecdotal, yes, but still
gives pause to wonder.


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