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    PTFE n Vacuums!

    I am very distressed to find out that ptfe is used in many brands of vacuums. I just spent awhile googling it, and I think my vacuum has it in the hepa filter! I feel so yucky it is everywhere! Crap, I am so ******.

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    Re: PTFE n Vacuums!

    what kind of vacuum cleaner? This concerns me also I would be interested in what you have found out.

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    Re: PTFE n Vacuums!

    Well, I heard that it is used in bagless vacuums (which I have and love). I have a Hoover, so I looked it up and while I couldn't find any info on my particular model (Savvy), it said that Hoover uses PTFE to coat their Hepa filters (because it is the best ). I imagine that they use the same filters for all their models and mine has hepa filtration.

    I am going to email Hoover...

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    Re: PTFE n Vacuums!

    OK, What is the differance between a Hepa filter and a regular filter? Mine is bagless but I dont remember it saying it was Hepa? I just bought a Hoover vacuum and I like it lots, please let me know what Hoover says back to you Barb... hopefully mine dont have teflon in them. Way in the heck would they put Teflon on a filter??
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    Re: PTFE n Vacuums!

    Oh craptacular. I have HEPA filters in my vaccuum too. ****.

    I believe HEPA is just a brand name, Deanna ... but I'm not totally sure.

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