House Plants That Actually Clean The Air


There’s sometimes I feel like that fish in “Finding Nemo.”


You know the one I mean, the germaphobic fish named Gurgle who’s horrified to realize that “People!  Do you realize we’re all swimming in our own–!”

Don’t laugh.  The air in our household during winter is about as bad.

Indoor air quality is among the Environmental Protection Agency’s top 3 health concerns. The agency reports that with dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke, Radon gas and more, the air inside your home can be 2-5 times dirtier than the air outside–especially during winter when doors and windows are firmly shut.

Mother Nature sighs, gathers her diaphanous green skirts and comes to our rescue with–plants.

The humble houseplant–the right ones, of course–can clear astonishing amounts of toxins, allergens and pollution from indoor air.  Here’s a handy list:

House Plants That Actually Clean The Air

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2 responses to “House Plants That Actually Clean The Air”

  1. Barbara Montag says:

    Do you think even one plant would help?
    I might get a Chinese evergreen because they’re easy to grow.
    And I think they’re a lower light plant.
    thanks for the info.

  2. todderinfav5admin says:

    Hi Barb–definitely, especially if it’s in a work area or a bedroom where you spend the most time. 🙂

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