Health Hack: Indoor Plants Clean the Air You Breathe

Did You Know Indoor Plants Remove Pollutants from the Air in your Home?

Living plants provide more than decoration: Research has shown that greenery in the home and workplace can lower stress, positively affect your mood, and even affect the cleanliness of the air you breathe. . . . They improve indoor air quality. The air purifying benefit of plants was originally discovered by NASA, which set out in 1989 to determine whether plants could detoxify the air in its space stations and, by extension, in energy efficient buildings with little outside ventilation. The researchers found that numerous types of indoor plants effectively removed formaldehyde, benzene, and other indoor pollutants from air in a sealed experimental chamber.


Author: Ray Calabrese

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