Home & garden

How to reduce indoor air pollution

If you’re concerned about the quality of the air inside your home then there is an easy, attractive and inexpensive solution. Houseplants – cheap air filters Former NASA scientist B.C. Wolverton, author of How to Grow Fresh Air, discovered that you can significantly reduce indoor air pollution in your home or office by introducing plants

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Paint a greener picture

Why should I choose natural paints? Conventional paints contain up to 50% solvents and volatile organic compunds (VOCs) which are released into the air for years after you applied them. VOCs can cause irritation to eyes, nose and throat, affect the nervous system and damage internal organs. Natural paints are non-toxic so don’t release hazardous

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Collecting rainwater

Water is a valuable resource and some have dubbed it the new oil and believe that in future wars will be fought over it. A recent report showed how in the UK people are wasting water unnecessarily. Help conserve this precious resource and be more environmentally-friendly too by collecting rainwater in a water butt and

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