Growing better indoor air

Grow your own fresh air – an excellent online presentation by Kamal Meattle.

Indoor air can become polluted from cleaning products, fabrics, flooring, furniture and new paint. Toxic chemicals that may be found indoors include acetone, ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene. They can irritate eyes and skin, and may contribute to asthma, headaches, and hay fever.

The good news is that indoor plants are effective at breaking down these polluting substances. Plants can also remove mould spores and other unhealthy microbes. Try a few of these in your home:

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  1. I will have a read of those sites. I have no indoor plants at the moment. I used to have a lot and then moved them outside when little people started to get into the soil and pots. Now that little person is bigger I will have to move some back inside.

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