Air Purifying Plants to Cleanse Your Living Space

Different plants are better at fighting different types of indoor air pollution, so your best bet is to cultivate a variety of these plants so they can work together to fight all types of toxins. And what are some of those toxins?

clean air study from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found that certain plants are capable of filtering pollutants such as:

  • Benzene (commonly found in varnishes, detergents, rubber, paints, plastics, inks, oils, detergents, dyes, gasoline, and floor finishes)
  • Trichloroethylene (commonly found in printing inks, varnishes, adhesive, and lacquer)
  • Formaldehyde (commonly found in paper towels, facial tissues, tobacco smoke, gas stoves, adhesive binders in floor coverings, carpet backing, and grocery bags)
  • Ammonia (commonly found in cleaning products)
  • Toluene (commonly found in stain removers, oils, paints, paint thinner, paint brush cleaner, nail polish, and inks)
  • Carbon monoxide (commonly found in vehicle, fireplace, stove, and furnace fumes)
  • Styrene (commonly found in carpet backing, fiberglass, packaging, home insulation, wiring insulation, and drinking cups)

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