Clean the Air with House Plants

 

Clean Your Home's Air with HousePlants

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Studies have shown that one spider plant placed in a small enclosed space can remove 96% of the carbon monoxide, the toxic gas from car exhaust, from the air. Houseplants remove lots of other harmful toxins, like formaldehyde that comes from tissues, carpets and furniture that can cause asthma and other respiratory problems.

Top Toxin Absorbing Plants

Formaldehyde

Found in:
Foam Insulation, Plywood, Particle Board, Clothes, Carpet, Furniture, Paper Goods, Household Cleaners, Water Repellents

Absorbing Plants:
Azalea, Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, Spider Plant, Golden Pothos, Bamboo Palm, Dracaena, Chrysanthemum, Poinsettia

Benzene

Found in: Tobacco Smoke, Gasoline, Synthetic Fibers, Plastics, Inks, Oils, Detergents

Absorbing Plants:
English Ivy, Dracaena Marginata, Dracaena Janet Craig, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera Daisy, Warneckei, Peace Lily

Trichloroethylene

Found in:
Dry Cleaning, Inks, Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Adhesives

Absorbing Plants:
Gerbera Daisy, Chrysanthemum, Peace Lily, Warneckei, Dracaena Marginata