The Best Houseplants that help Rid The Toxins From The Air


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The bromeliad plant.

Scored very well at removing six out of eight VOCs studied. The tropical plant stripped more than 80 percent of each of those compounds out of the air within a 12-hour timeframe. Dr. Niri says this is one of the best houseplants to have in the home or workplace. 

Now I think this study shows this pot plant should be inside every office an home environment 

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Dracaena

This plant is the superstar, removing 94 percent of the chemical from the air. Acetone being one of them. Also removes gasses from particleboard, household cleaners, rubber cement and paint. Putting these plants in a nail salon would be great. I remember taking my grandkids into a nail salon as I was going to get my nails done. They were only about 6 and 8 years of age and we were not in that salon more than 10 minutes and they asked could they leave as they were feeling sick. That tells you how potent that stuff is.

 

 

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Spider Plant

While the spider plant isn’t very good at sucking up benzene and toluene, it’s better at cleaning the air in other departments. This plants removed more than 80 percent of the ethylbenzene, p-Xylenes, o-Xylene and acetone from the air in chamber testing.

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Jade Plant

This plant removed more than 80 percent of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, p-Xylenes and o-Xylene. And in the 70-percent range, it did an OK job of pulling acetone out of the air. Of all the plants tested, this was the best houseplant for removing toluene pollution from indoor air.

Read more in-depth on Dr Axes website

 

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