Indoor air is often more polluted than the air outside, especially when the weather cools and we leave the windows closed. But before you buy a pricey air purifier, consider adding a few houseplants instead. I was reminded by this recent New York Times article that certain houseplants have been found, by NASA no less, to have air purifying superpowers. Here are 9 air cleaning plants to consider adopting.
These pretty little flowers are surprisingly powerful when it comes to cleaning benzene out of your home. Benzene exposure has been linked with leukemia, and the chemical can enter your home from vehicle exhaust and fumes from glues, solvents, paints and art supplies.