Friday, September 11, 2009

How do you keep indoor air Fresh?

Pick up these natural air allies from your local nursery: philodendrons, spider plants, and ivy.

They are just a few of the green friends that can help scrub harmful compounds from household air. Just one plant per 100 square feet of living space will help absorb volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The Problem with VOCs
VOCs are everywhere. Carpet, paint, foam insulation, household cleaners, air fresheners, and even cosmetics contain them. And, unfortunately, exposure to these toxins has been cited for causing fatigue, headaches, asthma, and allergies in certain people.
Could your indoor air be poisoning you?

Love Your Lungs
Your lungs do a lot for you, from helping you raise your voice over the neighbor’s lawn mower to giving you the O
2 you need to mow your own lawn. So why not treat your lungs with kid gloves? Here are some other things that your lungs love:
  • Sunshine. Okay, the sun can’t really shine on your lungs. But they do love the sunshine vitamin.
  • Cabbage. Yep, there’s nothing like some good old sauerkraut, as far as your lungs are concerned.
  • Peanut butter. Give your lungs a creamy, sweet blast of this kid favorite -- they’ll thank you for it.

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