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Humble houseplants that filter air

houseplants that filter airWe know the value of bringing plants into a home to add color and life. What we may not realize is how important it is to choose houseplants that filter air. Apart from being attractive and helping to bring a bit of the outdoors inside, they filter out harmful chemicals found in the air.

NASA conducted a clean air study in 1989 because they wanted to find ways to clean air in space stations. As a result of this research, they compiled a list of air-filtering plants.  These plants do not just absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen but also eliminate certain harmful chemicals from the air. (more…)