Indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. These pollutants can cause anything from a slight headache to cancer. It is more important than ever to live in a clean and safe environment. Cleaning your indoor air is as easy as going green and growing green.
According to NASA scientists and researchers from the University of Georgia, certain houseplants can clear dust, pollen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and toxic VOC (volatile organic compounds) gases from your home. These gases are present in every man made structure in the world. They are emitted from man made materials such as paint, carpet, vinyl tile,, paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc. Some VOC gases include Formaldehyde, Benzene, Xylene, Trichlorothylene, and Toluene. These compounds can cause liver damage, asthma, leukemia, and other cancers.
15 Plants that Clean The Air There are 15 common houseplants that have been found to remove toxins and clean the air. Let your cursor hover over an item to see a picture and find out more information. Many of these plants can be ordered for delivery to your home or office in our Plants Section.