Molds photographed using a microscope.
Are your indoor mold levels higher than those outside?
Purify Your Air with Houseplants
Houseplants will NOT get rid of mold. if you have houseplants which prefer a humid environment you may have to work harder to keep mold free. Be careful that there are not water leaks & that the plant area is not so humid it encourages mold.
5. Purify Air with Houseplants!

Why have house plants?
  • 1. Produce fresh air and oxygen
  • 2. Reduce carbon dioxide in air
  • 3. Reduce and remove chemical vapors emitted from synthetic materials, like formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia
  • 4. Offer healthy, microbe-free humidity to dry indoor air
  • Editor's Note that this Item #5 is NOT CORRECT. 5. Reduce airborne bacteria, mold spores, and mildew.
  • 6. Foster a calm, peaceful environments, with measurable benefits including reduced stress more productivity in the workplace and quicker recovery time for hospital patients.

Written By:  Renée Loux 
Date Posted: 2007-04-25  

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