Living plants add natural beauty to our homes and workplaces. Among the wide variety of leaf shapes and growth habits, there are plants to enhance almost any decor. But in addition to their beauty, houseplants are also a valuable weapon against indoor air pollution. They can absorb harmful chemicals and improve air quality, making your home or office a more pleasant place to live or work.
Researchers have identified several varieties of houseplants that excel in removing chemical pollutants from the air. The most effective in removing formaldehyde were philodendron, spider plant, and golden pothos. Two common flowering varieties were the most efficient at removing benzene; these were gerbera daisy and chrysanthemum (mum). The peace lily and the chrysanthemum removed the highest percentage of trichoroethylene. Since all plants utilize carbon in the process of producing new growth, all these varieties are effective in removing low levels of carbon monoxide. Other varieties found to be especially effective in cleaning the air were English ivy, Chinese evergreen, bamboo palm, snake plant (mother-in-law’s tongue), and several types of dracaena, including marginata, corn plant, and Janet Craig. All plants produce oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. Thus any plants you choose, in addition to the varieties named here, will increase the concentration of oxygen in their immediate surroundings. In general, one large plant per 100 square feet of space is sufficient to clean the air in an average home or office. A more heavily polluted environment would require a greater concentration of plants.
There are important changes that need to be made at every level to help preserve the Earth.
This year we are going to change things up a little, Earth-Kidz is going to expand our Horizons. The Earth is a great cause but there are so many people and places on the Earth that we can touch through a variety ideas.
2016 is a Year of Sharing, Caring and Learning.......................
Outstanding People, Places, Charities, Organizations, Life Events, Daily Experiences.2016 will be Awesome!!!!!
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Our Hero Section has returned a Hero can mean different things to different people and this month we will share a variety of what the word Hero means to us.
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