It is estimated that common Boston ferns can remove a full 1,800 micrograms of formaldehyde from the air per hour. This means that placing the plants in a room can virtually eliminate formaldehyde that may be introduced through off-gassing.
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Mick Fisch wrote:
I assume, since I'm seeing this in February, that the cold weather is keeping the window shut and causing the problem. I'm guessing you also don't have a ventilation fan. Opening the door will provide much needed humidity in the winter. A slightly open window in warmer weather would probably solve the problem.
An open door is probably the best solution. (Although I would still opt for my other two suggestions as backups). Unless someone is seriously ill, it shouldn't stink up the house.
Alicia Bayer wrote:I once simmered a bunch of orange peels in water hoping to make the house smell like oranges. To my surprise, it made the place smell like canned crescent rolls. It was really bizarre! The rest of the family didn't believe me until they went downstairs and smelled it too. I've done it since then (with clementine peels too) and it always makes it smell like crescent rolls. I never do it anymore since I find it just depressing to make the house smell like something we all want to eat when there aren't any. ;)