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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality (Mother Nature Network)

Posted by kristobaldude on January 1, 2013

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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Other studies have … (Full article here)
Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) - filters trichloroethylene, benzene

Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) – filters trichloroethylene, benzene

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii') - place in bathroom to filter formaldehyde and cleaning chemicals

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) – place in bathroom to filter formaldehyde and cleaning chemicals

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) - filters benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) – filters benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde

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