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CLEAN THE AIR WITH HOUSEPLANTS

Indoor plants can bring more than beauty to your home or office. While pleasing to the eye, these plants also contribute to the health of our environment. How? By cleansing the indoor pollutants. According to experts, just one plant for every 100 square feet can make a difference. Keep in mind that plants do specialize- different plants adsorb different pollutants. NASA aggressively studies how plants reduce pollutants because astronauts must deal with toxic emissions from synthetic material on space ships.

Based on research the best plant for the job can be found on the chart below. For a list of these "clean air machines,"

Send a self addressed, stamped envelope to:

PLANTS FOR CLEANAIR COUNCIL(PCAC),
12200 Sunrise valley drive, Suite 150,
Reston, VA 22091; or call 1(703)620-6699
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SOURCE OF POLLUTANTS SOLUTION
FORMALDEHYDE
foam insulation...........................Azalea
Plywood......................................Dieff enbachia
Particle board..............................Philodendron
Clothing......................................spid er plant
Carpeting.....................................gold en pothos
furniture.......................................ba mboo palm
paper goods..................................corn plant
household cleaners.......................Chrysanthemum
water repellents............................Mother-in-laws tongue

BENZENE
Tobacco smoke............................English ivy
gasoline.......................................mar ginata dracaena

synthetic fibers.............................Janet Craig Dracaena
plastics.........................................c hrysanthemum
inks.............................................. gerbera daisy
oils.............................................. .warneckeii Dracaena
detergents.....................................pea ce lily

TRICHLOROETHYLENE
inks.............................................. Chrysanthemum
paints............................................ peace lily
varnishes.......................................Wa rneckeii dracaena
Lacquers........................................Ma rginata Dranaena