Friday, April 8, 2011

Plants- An Easy Way to Reduce Indoor Toxins

My husband and I are currently looking into buying a house.  During this process, we've come across a few homes that have had strong odors from fresh paint and new carpet.  I know that opening doors and windows and installing a good filter in your A/C system can help, but I also know that house plants can help to clean your indoor air.  This led me to do a little research to find out what plants are most helpful for clearing out those indoor toxins.  According to Annie Bond's article on the care2 website, these were the best options:

  • Areca palm
  • Reed palm
  • Dwarf date palm
  • Boston fern
  • Janet craig dracaena
  • English ivy
  • Australian sword fern
  • Peace lily
  • Rubber plant
  • Weeping fig
If you have a pet, make sure you read this article to determine whether these indoor plants could pose a risk to your furry friend.

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