The air most of us breathe carries industrial pollution. Particles and gases from human settlement include automotive exhaust, agricultural chemicals, smoke and gases from heating fuels and incinerators, and a large number of other toxic products.These are some of the easy to recognize conditions of the air available to most of us especially if you live in a city. It is the air we bring into our buildings to breathe, recirculate and then expel.
"Managing indoor air can be tricky especially in a city where outdoor air can be more polluted. Adding more plants and a humidifier may help depending on the season."NASA researchers have found that many common, easy-to-grow houseplants are very effective at reducing the most prevalent indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, mold and bacteria.
- I treat my plants like pets, especially the easy care ones known to clean the air like Boston Fern, Pothos and Dieffenbachia.
- Most homes heat and cool indoor air mechanically. Since smoke and gases from heating fuels produce toxic pollutants, the best choice for indoor HVAC systems are those that run on electricity.
- Contaminants tend to build up in air tight homes. In order to reduce contaminants, an air to air heat exchanger can be used in conjunction with an air purifier adapted to treat incoming outside air.
"Managing indoor air can be tricky especially in a city where outdoor air can be more polluted."
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