Air-Cleaners: The Coolest Houseplants Ever
"Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul." - Linda Solegato
Did you know that if you keep certain houseplants, those plants will clean pollutants, chemicals and carcinogens out of the air inside your home? There have been studies by NASA involving closed environments and a variety of urban life-quality projects where plants and air scrubbing were analyzed, and it's clear that certain plants remove toxins. So you can green up your home or office and make things healthier all in one go... How cool is that!?
The Top Five Reasons Air-Cleaners Are The Coolest Houseplants
- Houseplants don't need much more than water and light.
- Houseplants take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
- Houseplants stabilize humidity levels.
- Houseplants produce oxygen.
- Houseplants can also remove air-borne pollutants if you pick the right ones!
The Best Air-Cleaning Plant Guide
Learn About Air-Cleaning Houseplants - educational and informational links on houseplants
- Plants - Indoor air pollution - air clean with plants
Indoor Plants - Clean Air
- Care2 Greenliving :: Top Ten Houseplants for Cleaner Air
Don't forget about plants for cleaning indoor air pollution, adapted by "Your Naturally Healthy Home" by Alan Berman.
- IAQ News: Living air cleaners: houseplants do more than make our homes pretty
Living air cleaners: houseplants do more than make our homes pretty. They can play an integral role in improving the very essence of our lives--the air we breathe
- Houseplants can be just like a breath of fresh air /
Palm and fern families work to purify home and office of toxins and specific chemicals
- Clean air plants
The following 20 plants were given the highest ratings for removal of chemical vapours in Dr. Wolverton's Book "Eco Friendly House Plants". The book gives detailed information on all fifty plants tested.
- Air Filtration and Purification with House Plants
Houseplants can be very beneficial in our lives. They purify and renew our stale indoor air by filtering out toxins, pollutants and the carbon dioxide we exhale - replacing them with life sustaining oxygen!
- HOUSEPLANTS HELP CLEAN INDOOR AIR
Our space program has led the way to a fascinating and important discovery about the role of houseplants indoors. NASA has been researching methods of cleansing the atmosphere in future space stations to keep them fit for human habitation over extend
- NASA Study - Plants Clean the Air!!!
Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution. Those plants in your office or home are not only decorative, but NASA scientists are finding them to be surprisingly useful in absorbing po
- House plants that clean the air
Several varieties of common house plants can effectively remove harmful air pollution including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and carbon monoxide, from indoor environments.
- English Ivy: A Fix for Allergies?
Research shows that English ivy may help clean the air of allergens such as mold and animal feces.
Plants for Your Health, from GOOD Magazine
The folks at GOOD Magazine wrote about houseplants for health and created the fantastic chart you see above. If you'd like to read more and get a full-size copy of the chart for yourself, go to the GOOD Magazine article.
House Plant Videos - plant care and plant collection tours
Here's a great book that can teach you to care for your plants organically, which will help cut down on household toxins in its own way too!