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How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office Paperback – April 1, 1997

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In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat noted scientist Dr. B. C. Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants such as ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene. Hundreds of these poisonous chemicals can be released by furniture, carpets, and building material, and then trapped by closed ventilation systems, leading to the host of respiratory and allergic reactions now called Sick Building Syndrome. In this full-color, easy-to-follow guide, Dr. Wolverton shows you how to grow and nurture 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and the Boston fern, and includes many beautiful but commonly found varieties not generally thought of as indoor plants. He also rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing various pollutants, and its ease of growth and maintenance.

About the Author

B. C. Wolverton is a scientist and writer known for How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office and Growing Clean Water: Nature's Solution to Water Pollution. Wolverton expertly conducted more than 30 years of revolutionary research as a civilian scientist with the U.S. military and as a Senior Research Scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Later Printing edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0140262431
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0140262438
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Grade level : 12 and up
  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 9.4 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 179 ratings

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