How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office (Paperback)

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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.

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ISBN 9780140262438
Genre GARDENING / House Plants & Indoor
Format Paperback
Pages 144
Publisher Date 1997-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Copyright Year 19960601
Height 9.75 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 1.05 lb
Language English
Subtitle 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office
Audience General/trade
Authors Wolverton, B. C.

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    This book has great information about at home air quality. If you like house plants and want to learn about improving the air in your home, this is a great book. It has scientific information from NASA research & has a list of plants that they suggest. What's great about this book is it has wonderful photographs of each plant and easy to understand care info. It takes all the guess work out for you, not to mention, most of the plants should be somewhat easy to find.

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    Excellent book - very informative. Great pictures for identification. Easy to understand. I highly recommend it for anyone concerned about the air quality in their home or office.

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