by Paul Fassa
April 17, 2012
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of food and medicine and guiding others toward a
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The air quality in an airtight home or office is usually worse than
outdoor air. Since a good deal of time is spent inside one's home
and/or office space, then measures to improve that air quality are
It's important to be aware of mold, what it looks like, and the
hazards it presents to your health. If black mold is spotted, get
rid of it right away. Homes in moist or high humidity areas are
prone to mold issues.
Leaky roofs, windows, plumbing, and cellars
contribute toward creating
Toxic shellacs and thinners should be restricted to outdoor sheds if
possible. They shouldn't be in your home. Use your flyswatter and
ditch the insect spray poisons.
Those are extremely toxic and
shouldn't be in your home or even garage.
Keeping the house clean inside is important. But what you use for
cleaning the house can be worse than collecting dust and dirt.
Commercially produced household cleaning items pollute indoor air
with their toxins.
Get rid of them and use non-toxic
Chemical air freshening fragrances should be discarded. There are
air treatment machines that you could research carefully to
determine which one is suitable for you. Try to choose a machine
that involves more than one method of purification.
Use high quality air filters for your central AC/forced hot air
system, and change it seasonally. Indoor plants can do wonders to
oxygenate your indoor air, making it fresher and healthier as well
as creating a naturally aesthetic setting.
plants for purifying indoor air
The National Aeronautic and Space Agency (NASA) researched plants'
abilities to eliminate air pollutants, presumably to determine how
to decorate a space station and help the air stay oxygenated and
NASA recommends placing 15 to 18 of your choices from their
researched plants in an 1800 square foot or 167 square meter
dwelling or office. Obviously, less are required for smaller spaces.
Just make sure the plants are as large as possible for their types.
These plants can help reduce all sorts of serious air pollutants,
even benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, as well as
microbial pathogens. Living in low pollution areas still leaves you
with chemicals released from particle boards and fiber glass
insulation materials. The plants reduce air toxins and carbon
dioxide while increasing oxygen levels and humidity.
You won't need all the different types of indoor plants, of course.
The options are yours from which to choose for monetary and
NASA's choices are:
Aloe Vera plants received honorable
mention as air cleaners. You could use the gooey jell from inside a
leaf to treat minor burns.
A couple of these plants are poisonous if eaten. So consider that if
you have pets or toddlers. Most of them are low maintenance, but a
couple of them have their quirks.
In addition to basic maintenance,
being nice to plants and playing classical or quality new age music
does increase their life force.
For more information on these plants, with pictures to help you