Indoor air can be hazardous to your health. But you can breathe easier with the help of your green friends: houseplants.
Common houseplants such as philodendron, peace lily, corn plant, Gerbera daisy, spider plant, golden pothos, English ivy, Marginata and others can pull chemicals from the air and break them down through their leaves, roots and soil.
Dr. Bill Wolverton, a retired NASA scientist, did extensive research with houseplants. Among his experiments, he placed potted plants inside sealed chambers, then injected common household toxins into the chamber air. After 24 hours, he found that the plants had removed up to 87 percent of the toxins.
Here are some tips on how to use these natural air cleaners, courtesy of PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network: