15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality
January 29, 2016, 1:07 p.m. by Julie Knapp
In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Hardwood flooring that zaps unwanted odors, improves indoor air quality
March 26, 2014, 1:13 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Feeling wheezy after snuggling on the sofa? Struggling with cat pee smell? Vexed by VOCs? Not to worry, your air-purifying, bacteria-eliminating hardwood flooring should take care of it.
How to clean your bathroom without choking on fumes
August 2, 2013, 3:57 p.m. by Networx Systems
You really don't need the stuff that makes your bathroom smell like an overchlorinated swimming pool.
How to make household disinfectants with no bleach
June 7, 2013, 11:57 a.m. by Networx Systems
You don't have to use the smelly, dangerous stuff to get your house really clean.
Consumer Reports: Low-VOC paints perform just as well
February 12, 2010, 12:26 p.m. by Stephanie Rogers
Magazine finds that nontoxic paints have improved in recent years, performing just as well as conventional paints.