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Old 04-16-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/k...fresh_air.html
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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ohh myy!!

eye love this!!

thanks soo much NS!!
wow, this is great.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:32 AM   #3
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Thats wonderful. Thank you for that Northern Sanctuary. A very practical video, and advice that is easy to impliment.

Cheers

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:33 AM   #4
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found some more on it..

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It's no surprise that indoor plants help to reduce carbon dioxide and increase oxygen in the buildings they inhabit, but this TED presentation discusses a particular indoor planting strategy that is being used by a business park in New Delhi specifically to improve air quality above industry standards, while also sealing all external fresh air and exhaust.
We have tried and tested these plants for 15 years at Paharpur Business Centre and Software Technology Incubator Park (PBC™ - STIP) in New Delhi, India. It is a 20 year old, 50,000 ft2 building, with over 1,200 plants for 300 building occupants.


PBC™ - STIP is rated the healthiest building in Delhi by the Government of India.* Their study found that there is a 42% probability of increasing blood oxygen by 1% if one is inside the building for 10 hours.
Also, compared to other buildings in Delhi, the incidence of eye irritation reduced by 52%, lower respiratory symptoms by 34%, headaches by 24%, upper respiratory symptoms by 20%, lung impairment by 10-12% and Asthma by 9%. As a result of fewer sick days -- employee productivity also increased.

They suggest that a typical living environment needs only three plants for this purpose. The Areca Palm is used for the general purpose of increasing O2 during the day in most living areas. Mother-in-law's Tongue serves a similar purpose but for the bedroom, as it converts CO2 to O2 in the evening. Finally, the Money Plant can be used to scrub Formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds from the air.

The recommended number of plants per person in a living space varies from 4-8 depending on the size of the plant. It's not a huge amount, but it's definitely more than I have in my own home (and I have a lot of plants), and grossly different from most offices I've worked in. Imagine everyone in your office bringing in 4 shoulder high palms on Monday!


NASA did some research into air cleaning plants, which is summarized here with pictures:
http://www.blankees.com/house/plants/air_cleaners.htm


And you can find out which plants are toxic to cats, dogs, etc here:
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/

The Areca Palm is not toxic to cats, while the Mother-in-law's Tongue is. A search for Money Plant hasn't turned up anything yet.
http://www.tokoni.com/story/10556/3-...-your-air.html
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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Actually my son found the site, and I thought you people would really make use of the info.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:12 AM   #6
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*deep bows* to your Son.
thats really great info!
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:04 AM   #7
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Thank you so much for this info. I was thinking of buying more plants to put in my flat and now I know what to look for
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:51 AM   #8
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This is a great example of a simple solution. Consider it stickied.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:06 PM   #9
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I had a large one of these mother in law's tongue's in the downstairs loo it is now in my bedroom with some more I bought today.

It also means I can keep my windows closed if need be to avoid the chemtrails
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:23 PM   #10
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Thanks for this post. It is especially timely for me because I'm researching for alternatives to the COPD/asthma/bronchitis medications I have been taking for years. It was hard to find info on the "money plant" until I finally could read the Latin name, epiperemnum aureum. I used to grow house plants a lot, but fell away from that practice. I am also looking into MMS and colloidal silver, but this really sounds like a wonderful solution. I'm heading out to the local nursery to get some of these to live with me.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:46 PM   #11
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Thanks Northern Sanctuary and Orion,

going out to buy the two I don't have and will send info around to the children and friends.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:04 PM   #12
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WOW WOW LOVE IT


tell your son Thank you very much
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:43 AM   #13
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Wow Thanks for the practical info
i am going to pass it on to as many people as i can!
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