Monday, December 06, 2010

Time to Go Shopping

Julie found an article that I consider fascinating: "Can Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?". The answer is yes!

Plants can remove chemical pollution and dust as well as control biological pollution and humidity.

The last time I counted we had 105 plants in the house. We've given a few as gifts but we've acquired a few new ones so the count remains about 100. The article mentions that some plants that are good at removing specific chemicals such as formaldehyde or benzene but it lists the top 20 plants that are generally good at removing many hazards.

Among the top plants to improve air quality are three palms (areca, lady, and bamboo palms) and the rubber plant. We have none of these. Looks like it's time to got shopping -- after determining how large these plants grow, water needs, sunlight requirements, etc.

Another option is to move to a tropical climate and live in an open-air structure. That's sounds like another good idea.

2 Comments:

Blogger Julie said...

I like option 2!

12/06/2010 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Grace said...

Plants, yes. I like to keep track of any new research on how plants clear our air. Would you mind updating and sharing the link?

12/20/2010 06:27:00 PM  

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