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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.

Synopsis:

Plants are the lungs of the earth. This revolutionary guide, based on 25 years of research by NASA, shows how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants. Color photos & llustrations. Online promo.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-144) and index.

Table of Contents

How to Grow Fresh Air

Introduction

1. Indoor Air Pollution

2. The Living Biosphere

3. How Houseplants Purify the Air

4. A Grower's Guide

5. The Plants

Glossary and Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140262438
Author:
Wolverton, B. C.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
House Plants
Subject:
Indoor air pollution
Subject:
Indoor gardening
Subject:
Household ecology
Subject:
House Plants & Indoor
Subject:
Gardening; House plants
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.38x7.43x.41 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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