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Office plants can increase productivity by 15% and improve overall well-being

9/16/2014 - The University of Exeter in England coordinated a study that concluded late summer 2014 on increasing office productivity by placing indoor plants in actual working offices. Since NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Administration) did similar testing a few years ago, this may seem redundant. But...

Verticle indoor 'Hydrogreens' - the high-density 'savior' of the organic farming future

8/6/2014 - Yes, GMO proponents are liars, we all know that. They say GMO can feed the world, and will save the world from famine, and that some crops are "drought resistant" and that we should all embrace technology, but that's not the case here at all. If you desire to learn anything at all about sustainability,...

You can grow these six vegetables in your home

7/13/2014 - For many who love warmth and the outdoors, summer can, by far, be their favorite season. With summer, too, comes growing seasons, and gardeners who love to produce fresh fruit and vegetables for themselves, their families and their friends. Still, while June, July and August might consist of the...

Indoor vegetable farm produces nutrient-dense produce 250 percent faster than outdoor farms, with less waste

7/11/2014 3:00:18 PM - The future of food production could end up doing away with the growing fields and even the sun. A Japanese plant physiologist has developed an indoor growing system that he says produces lettuce 250 percent faster than traditional farms, requires far less water and generates significantly less produce...

Bringing back the hanging gardens of Babylon -- Indoor urban vertical farming; the next gardening venture for survival and the new agriculture

3/26/2013 1:38:59 PM - Certain forward-thinking folks are reinventing farming as we know it. Indoor, organic urban farms growing food vertically using hydroponic and aquaponic principles, are sprouting around the country. The push for alternative methods of raising food follow in part, on the heels of local governments outlawing...

Five essential steps toward having a healthier, greener household

11/26/2012 - The one place where you can exercise some control over your environment is inside your home or apartment. There's little that can be done to directly eliminate vehicular exhaust, factory or refinery pollution, radiation, chemtrails, and whatever else is being done do destroy the planet and us. Whatever...

Better indoor environmental quality in healthy homes means better health

8/24/2012 - North Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, sucking in air that has two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air (in some cases 100 times more). Given those statistics, it's surprising that so much thought is given to reducing smog and cleaning up outdoor air, when relatively little...

Natural ways to purify the air indoors

5/21/2012 7:15:33 PM - People spend around 90 percent of their lives indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is sometimes two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Poor air quality in the home and office can result in people developing health conditions like...

Detox your dwelling and purify your indoor air with plants

4/17/2012 - The air quality in an airtight home or office is usually worse than outdoor air. Since a good deal of time is spent inside one's home and/or office space, then measures to improve that air quality are in order. Dwelling detoxIt's important to be aware of mold, what it looks like, and the hazards...

Indoor urban farm in New York helps feed hundreds of families

3/20/2012 - Flowering displays are replacing urban decay all across America, with recent reports out of New York illustrating the power of creative, resourceful thinking in implementing successful, city-based farming initiatives. New York Daily News reports that a food pantry in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood...

How do I grow my own herbs indoors?

2/28/2012 - Growing your own herbs can add a new dimension to your cooking and give you the opportunity to save money by making your own herbal teas, tinctures and salves. Some people think herb gardening is an option only available to those who have access to a plot of land, but this is not true. Even if you live...

Solutions for toxic indoor air pollution

1/12/2012 - Did you know the indoor air you breathe could be slowly killing you? There are literally thousands of chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals that pollute the products you use - everyday! Fortunately, there are many (natural) solutions to improve your health. The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents "Is Your...

Indoor chlorinated swimming pools may damage future fertility of children

10/18/2011 - Recently published research conducted at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium has shown that exposure to toxins during childhood can have a profound effect on hormone levels later in life. Alfred Bernard and his colleagues recently published a study in the International Journal of...

Why you need to purify your indoor air and how to do it

7/27/2011 - Did you know the air inside your home or office is often worse than outside air? Since most of us spend most of our time indoors, it would be wise to ensure our inside air is as healthy as possible. The list of indoor air toxins is surprising. But there are ways of purifying your indoor air and protecting...

The big fraud of green homes: they suffocate their owners with indoor air poisons

6/17/2011 - I've been wanting to write a story on this subject for at least two years now, but until recently there wasn't any study to cite which would back up my position on this. But now a study has come out and it's time to go public with information that will shock a lot of home buyers and homeowners: "Green"...

How the skin reduces indoor air pollution

5/14/2011 - The 500 million skin cells you shed naturally from your body every single day may actually be helping to purify the air in your home and workplace, says a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Charles Weschler and his team from the American Chemical Society say that...

Indoor winter gardens grow

11/28/2010 - Now that winter is approaching and our gardens are dried up it raises the question of how we can still sustain our own food supply. It's quite possible to grow many fruits and vegetables indoors with the right tools. First, it's essential to have artificial lighting in order for your plants to grow...

Chlorinated Indoor Swimming Pools are Hazardous to Your Health

9/29/2010 - While indoor swimming is an increasingly popular activity, not many people are aware of the health hazards associated with exposure to pool chemicals and chemical by-products. A recent study published September 2010 in Environmental Health Perspectives examined 49 non-smokers both before and after 40...

Indoor Air Pollution: Look at the Causes and Solutions

1/25/2010 - According to the EPA, air pollution indoors is often two to five times worse than it is outside. In extreme cases, air pollution inside can be a hundred times worse than outside. The reason is partly because numerous chemicals, like cleaning supplies, hair sprays and perfumes, are used inside the home....

Indoor Air Pollution is a Serious Threat to Your Health

3/5/2009 - Indoor air pollution is arguably one of the most overlooked threats to human health, particularly affecting young children who spend an estimated 80% of their time indoors. Studies released in the past few years demonstrate clearly that poor indoor air quality not only increases asthma symptoms but...

Clean Your Air and Brighten Your Day with Houseplants

2/11/2009 - People have long known about the psychological benefits of brightening their homes and offices with decorative houseplants. What many may be overlooking are the physical health benefits of having plenty of these plants to remove harmful pollutants from the air and replace them with fresh oxygen. Not...

Indoor Tanning Association Touts Anti-Cancer Benefits of UV Therapy

10/23/2008 - The Indoor Tanning Association has launched an advertising campaign promoting ultraviolet (UV) exposure as a way to increase the body's production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body upon exposure to the UV radiation from sunlight. The vitamin has long been known to play a critical...

Create a Happy and Healthy Indoor Environment With Plants

3/7/2008 - The amazing health benefits we derive from eating plants and drinking their juices are just the beginning of the story. Research shows that when we bring plants inside to share our environments, we multiply those benefits. Houseplants Clean the Air We are used to thinking of the indoors as a safe...

Household cleaners + ozone --> new indoor pollution problem (press release)

9/22/2006 - Ground-level ozone pollution a summertime problem in many urban areas also may contribute to a previously unrecognized form of indoor air pollution, scientists are reporting. Ozone seeps indoors from the outdoor air. Ozone...

Number of Indoor Swimming Pools Per Capita Linked to Rise in Childhood Asthma Across Europe (press release)

9/19/2006 - The prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rises around 2 to 3 per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The researchers analysed the rates of wheezing, asthma, hay...

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