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      Who Needs a Hepa Filter??

      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
      .
      SOURCE OF POLLUTANTS SOLUTION
      FORMALDEHYDE
      foam insulation………………………Azalea
      Plywood………………………………..Dieffenbachia
      Particle board…………………………Philodendron
      Clothing………………………………..spider plant
      Carpeting……………………………….golden pothos
      furniture…………………………………bamboo palm
      paper goods…………………………….corn plant
      household cleaners…………………..Chrysanthemum
      water repellents……………………….Mother-in-laws tongue

      BENZENE
      Tobacco smoke……………………….English ivy
      gasoline…………………………………marginata dracaena
      synthetic fibers………………………..Janet Craig Dracaena
      plastics…………………………………..chrysanthemum
      inks……………………………………….gerbera daisy
      oils………………………………………..warneckeii Dracaena
      detergents……………………………….peace lily

      TRICHLOROETHYLENE
      inks……………………………………….Chrysanthemum
      paints……………………………………..peace lily
      varnishes…………………………………Warneckeii dracaena
      Lacquers………………………………….Marginata Dranaena

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Health & Home Remedies Clean the Air with Houseplants