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Re: depolluting plants


I have never heard of this term myself. It seems from your message
that people are advertising plants as being "de-polluted". Is that
correct? If that is so, my initial reaction is that it is a false
claim. The amount of pollution is going to be almost unimaginably low
in a cultivated plant that looks healthy. Even if a plant did have
some low level of pollution (and one wonders what that term might
mean; it could mean heavy metals, plutonium, organic toxins, or any
number of substances) in its tissues, unless you ate a very large
quantity, the transfer to you or your environment will be essentially

Maybe someone else has better information here. But you raise my
natural scientific skepticism.

Ted Held
Research Chemist.

2011/12/5 Geneviève Ferry <jpcferry2@wanadoo.fr>:
> Dear aroiders ,
> I want your opinion on depolluting plants because the aroids  family is
> often present  (Anthurium, Pothos, Philodendron and especially
> Spathyphillum). There are scientific studies about aroids? If so, which?
> Or that is only a means for commercial sale?
> I 'm very interested.
> All the best ,
> Geneviève Ferry
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