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Belangrijkste video in jaren....

Deze video is erg belangrijk voor mensen die veel binnen leven/werken. Deze 3 planten zuiveren de lucht en zorgen voor voldoende zuurstof en zouden eigenlijk in ieder kantoor, schoolklas of slaapkamer moeten staan. Zeker als je gevoelig bent op je luchtwegen. Geef aub deze video door aan de mensen die je na staan.

Tip: Frits

Onderzoeker Kamal Meattle toont 3 gewone huisplanten die op specifieke plekken in huis of kantoor gebruikt kunnen worden als natuurlijke zuiveraars van de binnenlucht. De planten zijn zelfs in staat spaanplaatgassen (formaldehyde) af te breken.

De toptien van best reinigende planten is

De Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)

De palm Rhapis excelsa

De palm Chamaedorea seifrizii

De vijgenplant Ficus robusta

De agave Dracaene deremensis ‘Janet Craig’

De klimop Hedere helix

De dwerg dadelpalm Phoenix roebelenii

De Ficus macleilandii ‘Alii’

De krulvaren Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’

De vaantjesplant Spathiphyllum spec.

In dit boek vindt u nog ook de 40 andere planten.

50 verrassende Kamer Planten
Van Reemst Uitgeverij bv
Postbus 170, 3990 DD Houten

ISBN: 90410 0413 0


Het volledig Nasa report

List of air-filtering soil and plants

The first list of air filtering plants was compiled by NASA as part of the NASA Clean Air Study, which researched ways to clean air in space stations. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do, these plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and/or trichloroethylene. The second and third list are from Dr. B.C. Wolverton's book and focus on removal of specific chemicals.


Indoor plants can reduce formaldehyde levels

The toxic gas formaldehyde is contained in building materials including carpeting, curtains, plywood, and adhesives. As it is emitted from these sources, it deteriorates the air quality, which can lead to "multiple chemical sensitivity" and "sick building syndrome", medical conditions with symptoms such as allergies, asthma, and headaches. The prevalence of formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOC) is greater in new construction. Researchers are studying the ability of plants to reduce formaldehyde levels in the air. A study led by Kwang Jin Kim of Korea's National Horticultural Research Institute compared the absorption rate of two types of houseplants. The results of the experiment on Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) and Fatsia japonica, an evergreen shrub, were published in the Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science.

During the study, equal amounts of formaldehyde were pumped into containers holding each type of plant in three configurations: whole, roots-only with the leafy portion cut off, and aerial-only, with the below-ground portion sealed off, leaving the stem and leaves exposed. The results showed the combined total of aerial-only and roots-only portions was similar to the amount removed by whole plants. Complete plants removed approximately 80% of the formaldehyde within 4 hours.

Most Efficient Filtering Plant: Boston Fern

Boston FernThe Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) — it’s the plant that’s the most efficient at removing formaldehyde (the most common indoor air pollutant).


These are their top 10 plants most effective in removing Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air

* Bamboo Palm
* Chinese Evergreen
* English Ivy
* Gerbera Daisy
* Janet Craig
* Marginata
* Dracaena Massangeana
* Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
* Pot Mum
* Peace Lily
* Warneckii


How to Grow Fresh Air

Dr. B.C.Wolverton's first book, "How to Grow Fresh Air", is available in book stores or directly from Penguin books, New York (1-800-526-0275).

The book thoroughly discusses the problems associated with poor indoor air quality and provides a natural solution through the use of houseplants.

Plants are the lungs of the earth. This revolutionary guide, based on 25 years of research by NASA, shows how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants.



Indoor Plants Can Reduce Formaldehyde Levels

Complete plants removed approximately 80% of the formaldehyde within 4 hours. Control chambers pumped with the same amount of formaldehyde, but not containing any plant parts, decreased by 7.3% during the day and 6.9% overnight within 5 hours. As the length of exposure increased, the amount of absorption decreased, which appeared to be due to the reduced concentration of the gas.





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