Monday, August 13, 2007

A Breath of Fresh Air

Out of sight out of mind? Not when it comes to harmful toxins in our indoor air. Just because you can’t see formaldehyde and benzene, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be concerned. After the energy crisis in the 1970s, we became obsessed with insulating our homes and offices to conserve heat and energy. What we didn’t realize is that it also helped to trap harmful toxins indoors, increasing their concentration in the air we breathe.

The NASA Clear Air Study released its results after two years of grueling research. By sealing plants in a Plexiglas chamber and injecting various chemicals, NASA scientists found that certain plants actually purify our indoor air. Philodendron (Spider Plant) and Golden Pothos were the most effective in removing formaldehyde, while gerberas effectively removed benzene from the air. Dracaena Marginata and Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) also performed very well in the study.

At The Flower Pot, we offer a wide variety of green and flowering plants to help purify the air in your Montreal home or office. Our green plants will provide a breath of fresh air to boost performance and productivity in the work place – and they’re nice to look at, too!


Anonymous said...

Well written article.