About This Project
Formaldehyde is known to cause adverse health effects, and a majority of homes have significant levels of this toxin. Certain plants have bacteria in their root systems that can break down formaldehyde. By providing more oxygen to the roots through a special potting method, I expect to drastically increase the rate of formaldehyde consumption. This would allow people to experience cleaner air in their homes.
Recent Lab Notes From This Project
Browse Other Projects on Experiment
Growing symbiotic new senses for humans
This project seeks to experiment with haptic sensory substitution ("a way to bypass one traditional sensory...
Where are Rhode Island's Remaining Native Oysters?
Natural Oyster abundance in Rhode Island has been declining and is in need of a restoration plan. In collaboration...
Are climate change and air pollution triggering cardiovascular disease?
Ongoing global climate change and air pollution emissions pose a major threat to cardiovascular health...