Well we all know plants produce oxygen. But what you might not realize is indoor plants also absorb contaminants like benzene and formaldehyde (a known carcinogen). Plant-filtered rooms also have 50-60% less airborne microbes, like mold spores and bacteria!
It topped NASA’s list for removing all three of most common VOCs — formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also combat toluene and xylene. New!! “Platinum Mist” – this new selection showcases silvery foliage that adds interest even when the plant is not in bloom.
Removes benzene and formaldehyde
Removes benzene, formaldehyde, carbon dioxide and xylene
One of the best for removing formaldehyde. And interestingly, they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night (the opposite of the process most plants follow), so are great for bedrooms.
Another great remover of formaldehyde, and so easy to grow.
Red Edged Dracaena
This plant is best for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
A ficus in your living room can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
A study found that English ivy reduces airborne fecal-matter particles. It has also been shown to filter out formaldehyde.
Combat pollutants associated with varnishes and oils with this dracaena
Removes benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene
Heart Leaf Philodendron
Philodendrons are particularly good at battling formaldehyde