Reducing Formaldehyde: 3 Things You Need to Know About Formaldehyde (Part 3)

  Amid all the noise about chemicals in the home, these are three scientific, data-backed ways to reduce formaldehyde in the home. Once you’ve understood how to assess formaldehyde in your home and why testing machines are unreliable, here’s how you can act to reduce formaldehyde. Method 1: Open a window, since outdoor air has virtually […]

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Formaldehyde Detectors are Fake: 3 Things You Need to Know About Formaldehyde (Part 1)

Lots of companies will sell you formaldehyde detectors, but a simple home test will reveal they are fakes. Formaldehyde detectors routinely react to lots of common gases that are not formaldehyde, making the numbers basically impossible to interpret. Given that unfortunate fact, here’s what you can do to assess formaldehyde in your home.    The […]

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Plants Have No Detectable Air Purification Effect

Despite the popular conception that plants are purifiers, plants have detectable effect on particle or gas pollutants, according to the latest test data from real-world homes.   Belief that plants are effective air purifiers is widespread. Arguably the most frequently cited evidence is the NASA study on plants. It feels scientific, authoritative. This page cites it, this page, this page.   […]

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