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How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office Paperback – 24 April 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.

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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference... yet could have been more complete.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I live in Canada, so the beauty of indoor plants give me great pleasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book loads of info.
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4.0 out of 5 stars outdated and old but good introduction.
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