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Blow dryer recommendations?

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Anyone know of any safe blow dryer options? I need a new one I know is safe. Of course i won’t use it on my birds but I don’t want anything with PTFE or what I have heard of as ion. Not sure what ion is but it seems to be dangerous! Thanks!
 

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Anyone know of any safe blow dryer options? I need a new one I know is safe. Of course i won’t use it on my birds but I don’t want anything with PTFE or what I have heard of as ion. Not sure what ion is but it seems to be dangerous! Thanks!
I think what’s available will most likely depend on where you are in the world.
As long as your hair dryer is ptfe, pfoa free and doesn’t have ions or that function can be disabled you should be fine.
The easiest way (I’ve found) to find what you’re after and ensure it’s safe is to contact companies and specifically ask (best in written form- email) about certain models you’re interested in or ask them for a list of their products that don’t have the bird dangers.
 

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We just searched for a ceramic blow dryer. Same as when we buy space heaters. :)
 

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The concern with ion-generating appliances is not the ions themselves (ions are just positive or negatively-charged particles and they are all around us) but the potential for ozone to be produced as a by-product. HERE is an interesting study looking at the ozone-creation potential of 17 different home appliances. The ionizing hair dryer in this study produced a negligible amount of ozone, vs. the air purifiers and a few other products, which produced significant amounts.
 
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