How Houseplants Attack Indoor Air Pollution

Winter poses new challenges to our indoor air quality.  We’re spending more time indoors at the same time as we’ve closed up our homes against fresh exchanges of outdoor air.  The build up of contaminants such as dust, pet dander, mold, and chemicals creates a greater threat to respiratory health at a time when many of us are battling sinusitis, seasonal flu, and colds.  Here’s a great article on how houseplants offer a natural air filtering system that cleans noxious chemicals from the air while providing oxygen.

Brian Bussey is the Senior Industrial Hygienist of Bussey Environmental Inc., an environmental consulting firm located in Evanston, Illinois.  Bussey Environmental has been serving the North Shore and Chicago Metro area since 1998.  A native of the North Shore, Brian has 23 years of experience in the environmental industry.  Bussey Environmental Inc., 1604 Chicago Avenue, Suite 11, Evanston, IL 60201.  Ph:  847.492.1465   Fax:  847.492.1466