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  1. Hal Levin
    March 15, 2018 @ 1:35 am

    Is a wooden cabinet really better for the environment? will it last as long as metal? Don’t trees have to b harvested to produce it?/

    Indoor air quality –plants do almost nothing to clean air. A very energy efficient, tight envelope (walls, roof) building will have enough air leakage than filling the space with three layer of plants. The indoor plant industry has done a great job of marketing their product. See https://tinyurl.com/y9atwj9b for info on indoor plants and their purported benefits. I like plants – they make me feel good. But they don’t clean indoor air worth a damn and may make it worse be emitting moisture to the air and supporting mold growth in the growing medium.

    Green cleaning products like Pine oil react in the presence of ozone to form toxic, irritating and odorous by products as well as tiny “ultrafine” particles that penetrate deep into the lung where they can do the most damage. This is also true of many green solvents which are less harmful until they react with ozone (brought in from outside or generated by laser printers.

    Simple green contains four different chlorine compounds which can ultimately deplete the ozone layer.

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