Toxin-Targeting Plants

Plants in your home can do much more than make a room aesthetically pleasing. Certain plants can minimize or neutralize the damage of three of the most common household toxins: trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. This chart from Good Magazine shows you which plants you can use to turn your house into a floral, detoxed home.


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Found good amount of information regarding plants, now I can place correct plant in my garden.

Keith-Kid9 years ago
I've started looking this up a few months ago. I found out about hope....or something like that plants.......Anyway I bought a few....and I didnt really feel any difference (perhaps my home is pretty clean?) But I kept a few anyway.

This would have been so useful 3 months ago! But, I'll use this chart nonetheless, thanks!
I brought plants to my office cube and can tell the difference in my allergies. I have an english ivy I'm training to run the length of the top, rooted in little hanging credit card boxes, which is very nice anyway. Also I have a Philodendron that I always seem to be giving its cuttings away.
Here is a pic
I have the 3rd one. I have about 5 of them.....
SteveGerber9 years ago
There is also a fairly useful book on this subject called: How to grow fresh air : 50 houseplants that purify your home or office by B.C. Wolverton. I discovered it a couple years ago at my local public library.
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How can I see how strong a magnifying glass is?

I bought this magnifying glass and I want

to know how to test it to see how strong it is. I hear a lot of people talk about

magnifying and how strong the magnification is, but I would like to know the true

magnification of my magnifying glass. I have a few of them and some seem stronger then

others. How can I rate these? How can I pin a correct number on mine? How do the companies

that make these come up with these numbers.
Not to quibble, feature all your own forum topics! :D
joshf (author)  Lithium Rain9 years ago
i'm aware. it's to keep new content flowing through the forum...not narcissism.
I'll have to admit, all of these are interesting...where do you find them?
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