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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:32 am 
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Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Clean the Air with Plants

A study conducted by the University of Georgia took 28 plants and put them in jars with pollutants from building materials, cleaning products, fragrances, paints and tobacco. After six hours all the plants had improved the air quality. The top five were:

Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus)
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Purple waffle plant (Hemigraphis alternata)
Purple Heart Plant (Tradescantia pallid)
Variegate wax plant (Hoya carnosa)

A few pretty plants for cleaner air? Sounds like an idea that will blossom.

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...and the added benefit of beauty too! I believe snake plants and regular ivy are also good ones. If you are unfortunate enough to work in a cube farm plants are essential...

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