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#1 of 2 Old 05-08-2002, 07:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking to buy an air-filter for our home.

We live near a busy street so I hate to open the windows too often (high noise & exhaust). So, until we move we're kinda stuck with stale air.

I searched around on this board and didn't read anything with a whole lotta info on air filters. I did come across a web page ( that stated cheaper air filters can emit ozone & electromagnetic fields.

I'm hoping someone has ideas or links on how to go about buying an air filter for our bedroom & living room. We have central a/c but I try not to use it often.

I also read about spider plants helping eliminate 80% of formaldehyde in the air so I plan to buy a few of them too (that or find someone at work who will part with some clippings!).

Thanks, and if I find any other info I'll post back.
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Hi there - I used to work for a company that makes air cleaners so I know a bit about them.

There are so many types out there. From my info the best are the HEPA air cleaners. They filter 99.9% of dust, mold, pet dander, etc. . .out of the air. They can be rather prices, around $100, but IMHO they are worth it. Here is a link from my old company - they have lots of info about air quality and why/how filters help and of course they tell you all about their products. But lots of other companies make air cleaners.

As for cleaners that emit ozone & electromagnetic fields - those would be ionizer type air filters. I would personally stear clear of that type.

Ok I'll stop babbling now
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