Monday, May 24, 2010

Repost: Healthy Monday - Improving Indoor Air Quality

This is a repost from 2008, but since I'm currently trying to incorporate more plants into my own studio (which I'm in the process of re-designing and moving), I thought I'd add a few photos (shown below) of my own. I love the plant with the bright red bowl, which I actually got for around $5.00 at the grocery store! Sorry for the crappy iPhone quality, I've really got to learn to use a real camera.

(Jen's photo)

Indoor air quality is no joke these days. According to the EPA, many things contribute to indoor air pollutants, such as building materials, certain furniture products, cleaning solutions, tobacco products, personal care products, and combustion sources, such as kerosene, oil, and gas. Fortunately, most of you are probably ahead of the game by purchasing all natural products when possible, but guess what? There's more you can do! Buy more plants! Yep, it's that simple!

(Jen's photo) offer up a list of top five plants to improve indoor air quality. HGTV has a list of plants that clean specific pollutants often found in the home. And a study done by Nasa proved that certain plants can dramatically reduce the level of one toxin in the home.

Placing more plants in your home is not only good for the environment, but it's better for your home, your lungs, the earth, etc... Although a bit untraditional, why not incorporate more of these plants into your wedding and then bring 'em home!? Or give them to friends and family (don't give it to Uncle Bob who can't even keep a bamboo plant alive). With the right florist, or a little creativity on your part, a lot can be done with a bit of leafy foliage!

Photo Collage Credits:
Top Left -, Top Right - Ben Rain on Flickr, Bottom Right - Jazzylolo on Flickr, Middle Left - Display Lady on Flickr, Bottom Left - Macunkie on Flickr

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