The Indoor Garden: Plants that Clean the Air

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

There are many reasons for creating an indoor garden , How To Check If Cut Flowers Are Fresh - significant among them is the need to clean the toxins from our homes , The Ultimate Magic Garden and offices. As a consequence of the energy , Easy Working With Cordless Lawn Mowers crisis in the 1970's, today's homes , Tidy Your Garden Up Cheaply and offices are built to conserve energy , Important Uses of Weeds in the Lives of People and the outcome has been a lack of air , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner exchange, with the resulting increase of indoor air , Planning Your Flower Garden pollution. The World Health Organization has stated, "there's probably more damage to human health from indoor , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves pollution than from outdoor , Flower Garden in Urban Environment pollution." Symptoms associated with indoor , Growing Ginseng pollution include allergies, asthma, eye, nose, and throat irritations, fatigue, headache, nervous system disorders, respiratory and sinus congestion. In today's society more and more people exhibit these symptoms as a result of staying indoors , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden the majority of the time.

One of the ways we can change , The history of the gnome. this predicament is to become knowledgeable about and responsive to the environment , Why Do Flowers Inspire Me So Much? that we live and breathe in. Foliage plants , Would You Like More Information About Climbing Roses? give us the opportunity to not only provide the calming influences of nature , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves in our homes , Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs and workplaces, but also provide us with the oxygen we need to live. In a study conducted by N.A.S.A., researchers found that plants , Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged also clean the air , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves inside our homes, , The Ultimate Magic Garden buildings, , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open and offices. The sources of chemical emissions that cause indoor air , Relaxation in the Garden Starts with a Hammock pollution include: acetone, alcohols; ammonia; benzene; chloroform; formaldehyde; and xylene.

These chemicals are found in cosmetics, nail , Making Memories with Flower Gardening polish remover, office correction fluid, pre-printed paper forms, adhesives, carpeting, caulking compounds, ceiling tiles, , Making Memories with Flower Gardening floor , Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs coverings, paints, , Tidy Your Garden Up Cheaply particleboard, stains, varnishes, cleaning products, , Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs electrophotographic printers, microfiche developers, photocopiers, photography supplies, plastics, , Winter Gardening Looking Towards Spring spot removers, solvents, tobacco smoke, wall , Wild Flower Garden - Plan to Plant coverings, carpet , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish glue, draperies, fabrics, facial tissues, furniture , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden made from preserved wood, , Tick Removal gas , The history of the gnome. stoves, grocery bags, paper towels, permanent-press clothing, plywood, upholstery, computer VDU screens, and community water , Pond Liners - Which One to Use? supplies that add chloroform to chlorinated tap water. , Choosing the Right Lawn Mower

Researchers have discovered the most effective plants , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish are: Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) - removes chemical vapours; Arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum) - removes chemical vapours; Azalea (Rhododendron simsii hybrids) - removes chemical vapours; Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis') - the best fern for removing air , Soil, Drainage, and Water pollutants; Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum) - removes chemical vapours; Christmas cactus , Foraging In The Forest: Finding Materials That Link Your Home To The Great Outdoors (Schlumbergera 'Bridgesii') - removes chemical vapours; Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) - removes chemical vapours; Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig') - best of the dracaenas for removing chemical toxins from the indoor , Tulip Bulbs environment; Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii') - especially effective for the removal of benzene; Dracaena (Dracaena marginata) - among the best plants , Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged for removing xylene; Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana') - especially effective at removing air , Flower Garden in Urban Environment toxins such as formaldehyde; English ivy (Hedera helix) - particularly effective at removing formaldehyde; Florist's mum (Chrysanthemum x morifolium) - one of the best flowering , Wild Flower Garden - Plan to Plant or seasonal plants , What Does A Brassia Orchid And A Spider Have In Common? for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia from the atmosphere; Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) - removes chemical vapours; Miniature date palm , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping (Phoenix roebelinii) - one of the best palms , Growing Great Potatoes for removing indoor air , The history of the gnome. pollutants, especially effective for the removal of xylene; Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) - excels in the removal of alcohol, acetone, benzene, and formaldehyde; Red emerald philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) - one of the best philodendrons for removing indoor air , Foraging In The Forest: Finding Materials That Link Your Home To The Great Outdoors pollutants; Snake plant , Choosing the Right Lawn Mower (Sansevieria trifasciata) - good for removing chemical vapours; Spider plant , Park Benches (Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum') - effective for removing indoor air , Foraging In The Forest: Finding Materials That Link Your Home To The Great Outdoors pollutants as well as chemical vapours; and Wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens) - good for removing chemical vapours.

These are some of the plants , How to Naturally Dry Hydrangeas known to contribute to healthy , 'Brite Eyes' Climbing Rose air quality in our homes, , Why Do Flowers Inspire Me So Much? buildings, , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? and offices. Some plants , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves may be better than others are but all plants , Flower Garden in Urban Environment clean the air , Garden for Birds #3 as they beautify our surroundings and add oxygen and humidity to the indoor environment. , Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged Horticulturist Ken Beattie suggests, "The next plant , Wild Flower Garden - Recreate the Splendor of Nature in Your Own Backyard you buy may save , The history of the gnome. your life."
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Wild Flower - Recreate the Splendor of Nature in Your Own Backyard consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs Of Peace - Gardening , The history of the gnome. For The Soil, , Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged Gardening , Outdoor Furniture and Glider-Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture For Your Home For The Soul and the booklet Non-toxic Alternatives For Everyday Cleaning And Gardening , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gloves Products. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , Foraging In The Forest: Finding Materials That Link Your Home To The Great Outdoors where you will find lots of free information , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? about gardening , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gloves for the soil , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish and gardening , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner for the soul. To find out more about the books and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

Gwen Nyhus Stewart © 2004 - 2005. All rights reserved.

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