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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Six Best Houseplants for Improved Indoor Air Quality

Perhaps you lead a hectic life. Perhaps? There’s a laugh! Who amongst us doesn’t? You’re likely bouncing around from dawn to dusk and beyond without a moment to rest. In fact you barely have time to breath. Luckily that’s one thing you don’t have to worry about, fresh air. Or do you?

Maybe not if you are a forest ranger but if you are like so many others you spend a vast amount of time indoors either at work or at home. But do you have any idea of the contaminants lying in wait to make you sick within these supposedly safe walls? Perhaps you’d rather not know but you’re going to hear it anyway. It’s for your own good.

Everything around you, the furniture, carpets, the paint on walls, detergents, grocery bags, rubber, plastics, varnishes and even cleaning solvents all exude potentially harmful chemicals. By name these chemicals, Benzene, Trichoroethylene and Formaldehyde in particular, can cause allergies, asthma, skin and eye irritation, respiratory distress and even psychological disturbances, liver and kidney damage and cancer. Yikes! We’re talking serious damage here and that’s from....read more

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