According to a study commissioned by NASA, houseplants don’t just make your home look prettier and more welcoming; they also serve to clean the air of common toxins including benzene, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Sources of these toxins include oils, paints, plastics, tobacco smoke, foam insulation and pressed wood products such as flooring, cabinets and furniture.
The top ten air purifying plants are listed below. For maximum effectiveness, a home or office should have one potted plant per 100 square feet.
Mass Cane/Corn Plant
Guest Post by Heather Chandler, the owner of the SunriseGuide, Maine’s source for health & sustainability news, events, resources and deals. The SunriseGuide, an annual resource guide & coupon book that connects Maine residents with businesses offering green & healthy products; and the Green & Healthy Maine magazine.