Duraflame logs are created out of a mixture of recycled industrial sawdust wood, natural fibers, oils and waxes. Duraflame logs contain plant-based waxes made from palm stearine or tall oil, as opposed to waxes made from petroleum. The logs are certified to contain 100 percent green-friendly ingredients.Continue Reading
Some artificial logs are made from recycled coffee grounds, instead of sawdust. Green-friendly logs may also be fashioned out of recycled cardboard boxes coated with wax. Artificial logs used in wood stoves are often made completely out of sawdust. Manufactured logs containing industrial wood waste are cleaner burning than real-wood logs.
A study conducted on Duraflame logs found they burn 80 percent more efficiently and release less toxins into the air than real logs. Organic wood emits small traces of hazardous toxins into the air when burned, such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and formaldehyde. These substances cause irritation and contribute to heart and lung disease when inhaled. While fake logs also emit toxins while burning, they do so at a slower rate. Another reason people may wish to choose artificial logs is to avoid the spread of natural pests, such as emerald ash borers and gypsy moths, which devastate tree populations. Also, fake logs save forest trees from being cut down.Learn more about Heating & Cooling
Makers of space heaters include Vornado, Lasko, Duraflame, Dimplex and Honeywell among many others. Many diverse types of space heaters are available, ranging from small desktop heaters to larger heaters rated to heat large rooms.Full Answer >
Electric heaters made by Vornado, Lasko, Stadler, NewAir and Duraflame are considered some of the safest electric heaters available. These heaters integrate multiple safety devices to prevent overheating, fires and burns.Full Answer >
As with all electric space heaters, Duraflame's electric space heaters convert nearly all the electricity they draw into usable heat. The cost of electricity, however, makes electric space heaters more expensive to operate that natural gas space heaters.Full Answer >
As of 2014, most mascaras are made of many ingredients, including carbon black or iron oxide pigment, a polymer, preservatives, nylon, silk fibers and thickening waxes or oils. Carbon black and iron oxide are used to darken lashes, while nylon, silk fibers, thickening waxes and oils are used as bulking agents to give lashes a fuller appearance.Full Answer >