How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home Or Office

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008 - House plants - 144 pages
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Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life

possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform

these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as

a rainforest in our biosphere.

In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar

habitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the

best filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde and

benzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials and

photocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host of

respiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome.

Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible and

trouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for its

effectiveness in removing various pollutants.

Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means good

indoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you how

to purify the environment that has the most impact on you.

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User Review  - ELAINE505 -

Pros: based on experience Cons: II am not any fresh air expert When I Lived in Japan it always call my attention the fact that every room in the house or in the University or at any Government ... Read full review

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User Review  - Faye - Goodreads

Everyone who picks up this book will want to have plants in their home or office. Great reference for many of the houseplants I already inherited from my mother and mother-in-law, care instructions ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Dr B. C. Wolverton is a scientist who worked for NASA researching a breathable environment for a lunar habitat. He discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants.

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