NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study researched how to clean the air in space stations and one of their findings showed that certain plants were particularly effective at filtering toxins from the air.
What you may not be aware of however, are the common household items found in and around your home emit chemicals that could be harmful. Chemicals such as Benzene found in some spray adhesives, furniture polishes, motor oil. Formaldehyde found in resins used to make composite wood products, like insulation, plywood and other building materials. Xylene & Toluene found in certain paints, fingernail polish and adhesives. Trichloroethylene found in some household cleaners, sealants and degreasers.
Good news is there are low maintenance, low-light houseplants that come to the rescue and help to filter those toxins from your air. The Peace Lily, Spider Plant, English Ivy, Variegated Snake Plant, Red-Edged Dracaena, Chinese Evergreen, and the Areca Palm are great filtering houseplants, according to mindbodygreen. Pots Planters & More will help you choose right for your space.