Here in Northern Michigan, the houses are sealed tight again. The winter winds are blowing and the goal is to keep that heat inside! But, stale and smelly air begins to settle in after just a few days and we have months of this weather. Many of us turn to air purifiers and HEPA filters on our furnaces. Even though the scent is gone however the toxins in our recycled air linger and cause respiratory distress among other ailments.
House plants can absorb much of the airborn toxins in your home during the Northern Michigan winter. Some plants are better than others at absorption. The indoor ponds Waterpaw designs and installs (DIY Kits also available) take advantage of some of these toxin sinks. Plants like bamboo varieties, succulents and spiked grasses.
Here are a few links to toxin absorbing house plants.
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