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Using Houseplants to Clean Indoor Air

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Item Summary Kobayashi, Kent D. Kaufman, Andrew J. Griffis, John McConnell, James 2008-10-18T01:54:29Z 2008-10-18T01:54:29Z 2007-12
dc.identifier.citation Kobayashi KD, Kaufman AJ, Griffis J, McConnell J. 2007. Using houseplants to clean indoor air. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 7 p. (Ornamentals and Flowers; OF-39).
dc.description.abstract Indoor air pollution results from the release of chemical vapors and the suspension in the air of particulates such as dust and microorganisms. There are various ways to reduce indoor air pollution and improve air quality. Increasing ventilation and air exchange with the outside will help prevent the accumulation or reduce the amount of air pollutants indoors. Plants absorb volatile organic compounds from the air into their leaves and then translocate them to their root zone, where microbes break them down. While houseplants are not a “total solution” to improving indoor air quality, they should not be overlooked as an aid in creating interior spaces conducive to the health of those who occupy them.
dc.format.extent 7 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ornamentals and Flowers
dc.relation.ispartofseries 39
dc.subject air pollution
dc.subject house plants
dc.subject indoor environmental quality
dc.subject pollution control
dc.title Using Houseplants to Clean Indoor Air
dc.type Other
dc.type.dcmi Text
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