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

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Penguin Books, 1997 - Gardening - 144 pages
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How pure is the air you breathe?

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 Dr. B.C. Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants such as ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene. Hundreds of these poisonous chemicals can be released by furniture, carpets, and building material, and then trapped by closed ventilation systems, leading to the host of respiratory and allergic reactions now called Sick Building Syndrome. In this full-color, easy-to-follow guide, Dr. Wolverton shows you how to grow and nurture 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and the Boston fern, and includes many beautiful but commonly found varieties not generally thought of as indoor plants. He also rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing pollutants, and its ease of growth and maintenance.

Studies show that Americans spend ninety percent of their lives indoors, which means that good indoor air quality 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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Review: How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office

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

Review: How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office

User Review  - Ann Kucera - Goodreads

An excellent reference for indoor plants. How to Grow Fresh Air by Dr. BC Wolverton discusses indoor air pollution, how houseplants purify the air and gives a ranking of 50 common houseplants in order ... Read full review

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