Monday, June 29, 2009

cleaner air is probably a good thing

in honour of my newly asthmatic lungs i thought i'd post what i found on greener news awhile ago:

"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. This is accomplished with 3 types of carefully selected basic and common waist high potted plants. Areca Palm , Mother-in-law’s Tongue and “Money Tree”"

toronto has shitty, shitty air quality.

a bgillion tonnes of pollution, questionably built old houses with bad air circulation, the intense humidity the city is practically famous for, and riding your bike in heavy traffic where exhaust replaces actual oxygen and you have a recipe for respiratory problems and a myriad of other health issues.

in this video, kamal meattle discusses how using three really common plants(as well as taking care of them properl) can drastically alter the quality of air in your home, which is important when your lungs start sounding like a really old car engine.


most people like having plants in their apartments/houses, so why not get plants that will actually make your quality of life better?

he suggests 3-4 of one type, 6-8 of another, but i feel like you could start with 1-2 of each and then keep adding.

it sounds pretty great and i wonder if you'd actually be able to feel the difference after awhile, but it's not like anyone ever really regrets buying plants so i guess even if you didn't feel your lungs getting lighter you'd still have some pretty plants to look at.

1 comment:

Pio X said...

Useful post. Saw the video and I'm just wondering if Toronto counts as a dirty city or a clean city!

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