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04

Dec

Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASAIf these plants are good enough to filter the air of the space station, surely they’re good enough for your home.

Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASA
If these plants are good enough to filter the air of the space station, surely they’re good enough for your home.

24

Oct

Can you get high just from breathing the air in Rome?Study measuring traces of psychotropic drugs in the air of eight major Italian cities has alarming results.

Can you get high just from breathing the air in Rome?
Study measuring traces of psychotropic drugs in the air of eight major Italian cities has alarming results.

29

Mar

In the 1980s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds. Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth.15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

In the 1980s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds. Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth.
15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

03

Jan

Indoor air can be toxic and cause respiratory irritation and illness — especially in the winter. Here are some simple and mostly free ways to clear the air.

Indoor air can be toxic and cause respiratory irritation and illness — especially in the winter. Here are some simple and mostly free ways to clear the air.

06

Dec

Houseplants that clean the airResearch has pinpointed plants that improve indoor air quality.

Houseplants that clean the air
Research has pinpointed plants that improve indoor air quality.

02

Nov

The Babylone: A pretty multitasking lampFor those who have been patiently waiting for the chance to mutter the phrase, ‘excuse me for just a moment while I water my light fixtures,’ comes Babylone, a pendant lamp that houses air-purifying houseplants.

The Babylone: A pretty multitasking lamp
For those who have been patiently waiting for the chance to mutter the phrase, ‘excuse me for just a moment while I water my light fixtures,’ comes Babylone, a pendant lamp that houses air-purifying houseplants.

01

Sep

U.S. researchers find Roundup chemical in water, airSignificant levels of the world’s most-used herbicide have been detected in air and water samples from Mississippi and Iowa. The U.S. Department of Interior said that more tests are needed to determine how harmful glyphosate might be to people and animals.

U.S. researchers find Roundup chemical in water, air
Significant levels of the world’s most-used herbicide have been detected in air and water samples from Mississippi and Iowa. The U.S. Department of Interior said that more tests are needed to determine how harmful glyphosate might be to people and animals.

25

May

Home air quality: What are you inhaling?Particles and gases can be damaging to health, yet indoor air is not regulated.

Home air quality: What are you inhaling?
Particles and gases can be damaging to health, yet indoor air is not regulated.

18

May

A houseplant’s new best friend?Meet ANDREA, a filterless, houseplant-based air purifier that’s both stylish and, purportedly, super effective at eliminating household pollutants.

A houseplant’s new best friend?
Meet ANDREA, a filterless, houseplant-based air purifier that’s both stylish and, purportedly, super effective at eliminating household pollutants.

15

May

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality