I recently read an article in Natural Home, entitled "Upgrade Your Life." Mentioned in the article are ways to improve the air quality in your home - by incorporating more house plants into your lifestyle. Here is a clip from the article:
Surround yourself with houseplants. NASA scientists searching for the solution to "sick building syndrome" found that common houseplants are some of the most effective air cleaners. Five to try:
1) Aloe vera soothes kitchen burns and sucks formaldehyde out of the air.
2) Corn plants purify benzene and cigarette smoke.
3) Spider plants absorb carbon monoxide.
4) Peace lilies remove acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde.
5) Dwarf date palms negate harmful effects from xylene (found in paints.)
Check out the whole article in the July/August 2010 issue!