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29

Nov

10 cubicle-friendly indoor plantsThese pretty plants will brighten your workday, clean your air and improve concentration.

10 cubicle-friendly indoor plants
These pretty plants will brighten your workday, clean your air and improve concentration.

15

Mar

Top 10 air-purifying houseplants
These plants filter hazardous chemicals from the air. Improve your air quality the natural way.

Top 10 air-purifying houseplants

These plants filter hazardous chemicals from the air. Improve your air quality the natural way.

11

Nov

Floating, air-purifying spheres win 2012 Electrolux Design LabRRespiratory health goes sc-fi with the winner of this year’s of appliance-reimagining Electrolux Design Lab competition: Aeroball, an air-filtering/freshening system composed of illuminated floating orbs.

Floating, air-purifying spheres win 2012 Electrolux Design Lab
RRespiratory health goes sc-fi with the winner of this year’s of appliance-reimagining Electrolux Design Lab competition: Aeroball, an air-filtering/freshening system composed of illuminated floating orbs.

10

Jul

pigcharmer:

1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night. 

pigcharmer:

1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night. 

01

Jul

15 houseplants to improve indoor air qualityPlants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.

15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality
Plants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.

21

Jun

The American Lung Association’s new State of the Air app (free for both iPhone and Android) not only gives you the air quality in your area for the next few days, it also lets you know if the levels of ozone or particulate pollution in your area are bad enough to put you or someone you know at risk.

The American Lung Association’s new State of the Air app (free for both iPhone and Android) not only gives you the air quality in your area for the next few days, it also lets you know if the levels of ozone or particulate pollution in your area are bad enough to put you or someone you know at risk.

06

Jun

15 houseplants to improve indoor air qualityPlants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.

15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality
Plants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.

30

Mar

Kids to U.S. court: Who owns the air?A group of teens and young adults are suing the U.S. government, pushing it to protect the atmosphere as a ‘public trust’ asset. But first, a judge must decide whether to let an industrial trade association join the feds’ defense.

Kids to U.S. court: Who owns the air?
A group of teens and young adults are suing the U.S. government, pushing it to protect the atmosphere as a ‘public trust’ asset. But first, a judge must decide whether to let an industrial trade association join the feds’ defense.

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

26

Feb

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.