Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ferns in the Basement

Fern as Air Purifier

Why is there a fern in the basement? It cleans the air from the various chemicals that are trapped in the closed room.

“During a single hour, one average-sized Boston fern can remove about 1,800 micrograms of formaldehyde (a common pollutant from carpets) from the air in a typical room measuring 3 meters by 3 meters (10 feet by 10 feet). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if properly maintained, the fern can almost completely rid the air of pollutants on a daily basis.”

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