Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cleaner Indoor Air with Houseplants

My favorite "green" website, Jetson Green, posted an article on NASA's report called "Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement." NASA ran various experiments using houseplants to remove chemicals from the air. The report is very interesting and reinforces the need for green space, indoors and outdoors.

Three of the houseplants mentioned are powerful at removing harmful chemicals from the air such as formaldehyde.  Now you may not think you have a lot of formaldehyde in your home but it is widely used in many applications such particle board, laminate counter tops, certain sanitary paper products such as paper towels and facial tissue, and especially carpet.

The plants mentioned are Money Plant, Mother-In-Law's Tongue and Areca Palm.

These three power plants are beautiful and so easy to keep alive. I'll be visiting my local florist to pick up a few of these beauties.

For the full article from Jetson Green along with the NASA report, click here.

And thank you to Yahoo Images and the sites that posted these photos!

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