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How to grow fresh air

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Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes lifepossible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can performthese essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency asa rainforest in our biosphere.In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunarhabitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are thebest filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde andbenzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials andphotocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host ofrespiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome.Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible andtrouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for itseffectiveness in removing various pollutants.Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means goodindoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you howto purify the environment that has the most impact on you.

Each of the 50 plants is illustrated in full colour with accompanying details.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Dr B.C. Wolverton
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19.5
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0297844776
ISBN-13:
9780297844778
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
How to Grow Fresh Air

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Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes lifepossible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can performthese essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency asa rainforest in our biosphere.In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunarhabitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are thebest filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde andbenzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials andphotocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host ofrespiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome.Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible andtrouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for itseffectiveness in removing various pollutants.Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means goodindoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you howto purify the environment that has the most impact on you.

Each of the 50 plants is illustrated in full colour with accompanying details.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Dr B.C. Wolverton
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19.5
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0297844776
ISBN-13:
9780297844778
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
How to Grow Fresh Air

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