Often touted as stress relievers, houseplants may be useful for more than just general atmospheric aesthetics by clearing harmful dust and chemical particles found in your work and living quarters. The New Ecologist names 10 houseplants to help clean up your air in a natural way. The list includes plants such as the English Ivy - a low maintenance vine that helps neutralize pollutants such as fecal particles and formaldehyde aerosols, and the Peace Lilly- which can potentially filter out harmful pollutants found in nail polish and other paints.
The full list of these plants can be found at: http://www.thenewecologist.com/2009/07/top-10-natural-eco-friendly-and-anti-pollutant-houseplants/
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