TreeHugger Picks: Improving Indoor Air Quality


Now that winter has set in (in the northern hemisphere, at least), the cooler temperatures mean less open windows and less natural ventilation. This can lead to poorer indoor air quality, which, in some cases, is 10 times worse than outdoor air quality to begin with. Here are some picks for improving indoor air quality in your home.

1) Get a plant that helps remove nasty indoor pollutants from the air, like the peace lily (pictured above).
2) Keep volatile organic chemicals out by using a VOC-free paint.
3) Keep your air filter clean so it removes maximum pollutants from the air you breathe.
4) Greenguard-certified seating and furniture like the Steelcase's Think chair and Haworth's Zody chair won't contribute nasty stuff to your air, and that's a good thing.
5) Want to know more? Dig in deeper with the help of Inhabitat's handy Green Building 101 guides.