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Old 22-09-09   #1
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Andrea Purifier Clears the Air with Houseplants






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Andrea Purifier Clears the Air with Houseplants

Device removes toxins from indoor air
Think that newly installed carpet is clean? Think again: potentially dangerous compounds are used in the production of carpet, paint, and upholstery -- and any ol' air purifier won't be able to catch 'em. The Andrea air purifier from Le Laboratoire does more than your run-of-the-mill number, which only grab allergens like dust and pollen, by using plants to remove chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde.

This isn't the first we've heard of the Bel-Air technology used in Andrea purifiers; the filtration system won a 2008 Invention Award, but was only in the prototype stage at the time.

Together with French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, Harvard professor David Edwards has created a home air purification system that takes advantage of plants' own internal, natural filtration. Fans inside the Andrea move air through the leaves, roots and soil; though the roots are capable of capturing more toxins than either the leaves or soil. After air has been pulled and pushed through the system through a vent on the side.

Early tests showed the system reduced the formaldehyde concentration in a room by 80 percent in one hour. What's more, the system will work with any houseplant; though there are some that are better filtration agents than others. Peace lilies, spider plants, and aloe vera are particularly effective.




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I want this, I love such kind of Green environment gadgets...
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I honestly need such a device. $$$ anyone?
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Err, how many of these do I need to clean my house??
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^^ It is not yuor house, just iagine if it was switched on in your bedroom and you get to sleep in 8 hours. Wow that would sure make us better.
When will see the light of the day. it is such an amazing peice of tech, I again say. I want this.
the betterment for an asthama patient or patients with respiratory diseases will be tremendous. such an important news Vijay has put up and only 4 intelligent people replied ! SAD.
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This is great.. the lucky bamboo on my desk is doing its job for now though. Although I dont have carpets and possibly the only thing thats toxic is like.. um.. my pc ( like if the case is going to rust or something ) Might decide to get more plants for my room but my curtains are closed most of the time, but my plant is surviving
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