We know that plants help clean the air we breathe, but recent research has shown that various common houseplants can be helpful in eliminating harmful substances such as alkenes, benzene derivatives and cyclopentane, substances known to have negative effects on our health.
Petrol-related compounds from gasoline vapor can be a big problem in polluting indoor environments. Highly poisonous and carcinogenic, these substances can can cause respiratory issues and problems with our neurological system. Gas stations can influence concentrations of these substances in schools hundreds of feet away.
Houseplants have an amazing ability to fight these pollutants. Not only aesthetically beautiful, but incredibly beneficial in keeping our homes and businesses safe from toxins.