Smarter Living: Water & Air
Eliminating Airborne Toxics With House Plants
While plants can't cure major indoor pollution problems on their own, they are an ideal antidote to the minor contamination introduced into our indoor environments through everyday household products and building materials. Plants produce oxygen, add precious moisture and remove toxins from the air through the tiny openings in their leaves. In fact, as few as 15 houseplants in an average-size home can offer a significant reduction in the number of indoor contaminants in most homes and offices. Clear the air in your home with the plants below, tested and recommended by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for their ecological benefits.
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last revised 1/12/2012