air quality

Houseplants Reduce Ozone Inside the Home

October 9, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6703" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Indoor plants for a brighter day?"][/caption] In my past I used to specialize in raising dried flower arrangements.  Yes, I said raise.  I would take healthy plants water them, subject them to vast amounts of cigarette smoke and then neglect them.  They would dry out and die.  Eureka!  Instant dried flowers. As I matured, I saw the benefits ...

Hong Kong Smog, 20-percent Consider Moving

January 6, 2009 / No Comments

When people consider relocating simply because of the health threats air pollution brings up, there is something wrong with that city. We're talking about large metropolis like Hong Kong where a study conducted by the think tank Civic Exchange revealed that 1 in 5 citizens - a total of 1.4 million - are considering fleeing the city, while 500,000 of ...