Monday, December 8, 2008

Healthy Monday: Indoor air quality + plants

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! 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 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


Melissa said...

i've heard real plants in a home does make a huge difference. I always think about buying some but then I am always afraid I'll forget about watering it and taking care of it. haha I think I may start with bamboo and work my way up. haha

The Pissed Off Bride said...

So funny that I was just having this conversation with my fiance a couple of weeks ago. We have like NO plants in the house. I heard they improved air quality and was mentioning we should at least get a spider plant. I hadn't thought about them since.

A flower and supply company by us is going out of business. I may pay them a visit.

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