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#1 of 6 Old 04-22-2006, 11:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Both DH and DS have allergies. I was trying to decide if it was worthwhile to try the Febreze allegen reducer spray. It claims to remove up to 75% of allergens. Has anyone tryeed it? Does it actually work or is it a waste of money?
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Even if it did, I wouldn't use it. Febreeze is known for killing animals. I personally know 8 people alone that have had dogs, cats, and birds die from using febreeze in the house. Tons of animals have died from it. Febreeze claimed they changed the recipe, but 3 of the 8 people I know used Febreeze after the "change" and the pet still died. It wasn't from improper use either. They used it like they were supposed to.

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I don't know how and I have tried to figure out, how spraying "something" on my household items would make the allergens go away. I just don't get it.

I hadn't heard that thing about the animals, and it didn't happen to us, thankfully, when I used to use the stuff religiously.

I wouldn't use it now anyway. I have gotten used to things not smelling like a ConAgra warehouse.
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Even if it did, I wouldn't use it. Febreeze is known for killing animals. I personally know 8 people alone that have had dogs, cats, and birds die from using febreeze in the house. Tons of animals have died from it. Febreeze claimed they changed the recipe, but 3 of the 8 people I know used Febreeze after the "change" and the pet still died. It wasn't from improper use either. They used it like they were supposed to.
I can't believe this!! I won't use it again. Gosh. Thanks for the post!!!!!!
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Hi, I live in Japan, but there is a similar product here. My ped.allergist said it helped a tiny bit. BUT you can get the same or better results by spraying with alcohol, rubbing, not the drinking kind. LOL. The way I understood it was the spraying traps some of the airborne dust and it floats down to the floor where you can vac. it up or mop it up or whatever.
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Hi, I live in Japan, but there is a similar product here. My ped.allergist said it helped a tiny bit. BUT you can get the same or better results by spraying with alcohol, rubbing, not the drinking kind. LOL. The way I understood it was the spraying traps some of the airborne dust and it floats down to the floor where you can vac. it up or mop it up or whatever.
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I would actually spray the drinking kind if I were to do this. You take in alcohol by breathing it and I'd much rather my kids got some ethanol in their systems than isopropanol or whatever's in rubbing.
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