Houseplants Can Remove Certain Pollutants
What the doctor wants you to know: “According to some research, the air in your house has more environmental toxins than the air outside. Yet your family spends a lot of time indoors, so having fresh air should be a focus. A houseplant is the easiest solution to make your home healthier. Try something low-maintenance, like a peace lily,” says Alan Greene, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of Feeding Baby Green (Jossey-Bass, $17, bn.com).
Where he slacks off: “I have backed off from how I was raised when it comes to cleaning your plate. I’m not going to bribe them with dessert to finish their vegetables every night.”