Believe it or not, back in the 1980’s NASA did a study to look at which plants were best able to filter the air of the space station! And if these house plants are good enough for the space station, think of what they can do for your home environment.
How does it work? Well, you probably know that plants produce oxygen. But what you might not realize is that indoor plants can also absorb contaminants like benzene and formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Research also shows that plant-filtered rooms have 50 to 60 per cent less airborne microbes, like mold spores and bacteria.
And you thought they were just pretty!
For a list of plants that clean the air, click here.