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House Plants and Indoor Air Quality

Are house plants good or bad for indoor air quality? Certain household plants are great for indoor air quality because they produce oxygen from CO2. They also act as an air filter by removing toxins from the air we breathe. In 2008, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) conducted a sutyd that turned out to be great news for homeowners and office workers, their air was being filtered by house plants.
Household plants are a good idea for the newer homes and buildings, which are designed for energy efficiency, because they are so tightly sealed and the synthetic building materials used in modern construction can leave pollutants locked in your home or business. The study suggested certain household plants don't only convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, they can effectively remove harmful elements such as trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air.
The recommended household plants to have are: heartleaf philodendron, elephant ear philodendron, cornstalk dracaena, english ivy, spider plant, janet craig dracaena, warneck dracaena, weeping fig, golden pothos, peace lily, selloum philodendron, bamboo or reed palm, snake plant, and red-edged dracaena.
Now you know your house plant is helpful, in addition to looking beautiful.
For more information, you can visit:
http://www.cleanairgardening.com/houseplants.html