Helpful House Plants Remove Toxins

By: Heather Biance Email
By: Heather Biance Email

Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution.

Those plants in your office or home are not only decorative, but NASA scientists are finding them to be surprisingly useful.

They have been found to absorb potentially harmful gases and clean the air inside buildings.

"If they're looking for an air purifying plant all house plants have some qualities. Spider plants, Peace Lillies are two of the plants that remove toxins. They don't only convert the Carbon Dioxide to Oxygen, they do that, but also remove some of the toxins," says Tallahassee Nurseries' employee, Jason Rock.

Experts say Peace Lilies, Gerber Daisies and Mums are the best for removing toxins found in plastics, paints, adhesives, rubber products, inks and dyes.
A weeping fig, Spider Plant and Bamboo Palm are just a few that help remove toxins found in carpeting, cleaners, foam insulations, plywood and particle board.

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