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

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

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by B. C. Wolverton
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140262438
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
125,607
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Love2garden More than 1 year ago
I loved the rating system for the plants. I didn't realize that there were that many plants that helped "grow fresh air". Easy read with great information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beginning and base of his presentation was excellent. The pages with the plants were fantastic. They detail the ease of care, what chemicals they remove and how good they are at doing that. What I have an issue with is that the reader has to study how to plant hydroponically from another source. Obviously it was not the writer's intent to take you that deeply into growing the plants. If you are looking to clean the air for a person that is allergic to molds maybe plants are not the solution. That is not the writer's fault.