Alexandra Kain

PLANTS FOR HEALTH: Fight Air Pollution With Plants!

by , 05/16/08

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It has been almost 20 years since the EPA confirmed the dangers of indoor VOCs (volatile organic chemicals), yet so little has been done to make the air inside our homes and offices and less toxic. Poor ventilation systems, sealed buildings and our use of synthetic products in the home are the main causes of our inner-pollution and, for most of us, these problems can’t be reversed overnight. But with the help of plant therapy, we can combat household VOCs and breathe easier. That is why we are super excited about this excellent Plants for Your Health chart from Good Magazine.


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Good has made it easier to fight indoor air pollution by pairing pollutants with there botanical adversary in this quick reference chart for the home. Indoor air pollutants like gas heaters, smoke, pressed wood, insulation, paint, pets, humans and even air fresheners. All of which can have detrimental effects to your health including headaches, bronchitis, asthma, and skin irritations, just to name a few. Thankfully, a few potted plants here and there can reverse some of the toxic effects in your abode, and bring life and color to a beige on beige rental.

Chrysanthemums, spider plants, English ivy and weeping figs are among the dozens of plants that’ll do double duty in your home. Good Magazine‘s super chart will guide you through your homes worst toxins and their botanical combatants.

+ Plants for Your Health @ Good Magazine

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