1. Bamboo Palm - removes formaldehyde, acts as a natural humidifier. 2. Snake Plant - absorbs nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde 3. Areca Palm - one of the best for general air cleanliness 4. Spider Plant - removes carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities 5. Peace Lily - removes mold spores, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene 6. Gerbera Daisy - removes benzene, improves sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen overnight
Inspiring for me because this is where I grew up - before the Clean Air Act. Stoke Street Scene by Kurt Hutton. A woman walking up a street in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with smoking bottle kilns belonging to potteries visible in the background, 2nd March 1946.
This picture gallery features atmospheric images of London streets in the 1930s, before the Blitz, before the clean air act, before sodium lighting. It was a city of gloomy back streets lit by dim lamps, with forbidding alleys and the occasional welcoming light. The photographs are from a book called London Night, by John Morrison and Harold Burdekin, which was published in 1934.