• By Denise McKoy
  • Posted Monday, September 8, 2014

Improving Indoor Air Quality with Household Plants

Whether it’s old or new, your home could be harboring unhealthy (and invisible) toxins. These chemical compounds are found in emissions from paint, plastics, carpet, cleaning solutions, and numerous building materials.

Three major offenders found in the home include:

  • formaldehyde: in carpets, upholstery, glues, paint, and more
  • benzene: in plastics, synthetic fibers, lubricants, rubber, pesticides, and more
  • trichloroethylene: in paint removers, rug cleaning solution, adhesives, and more

Fortunately for us, nature has a way of keeping itself clean. There are many powerful air-cleaning plants that naturally remove pollutants from the air. Wallace Williamson, Forsyth County Extention Master Gardener Volunteer will speak about the fifteen most effective plants for treating indoor air pollution.


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September 30th at 7 pm
Call 703-2970 to register

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