Cleaner Household Air with Plants
According to Susan McGinnis, in her article, Breathe Easier with Purifying Plants, featured in Kiwi Magazine, www.kiwimagonline.com/articles/articlepage.php?art_id=114&cat_id=3&full=1), choosing the right indoor plants can be an effective way to combat indoor toxins and chemicals that can interfere with our breathing. This can be especially important if you or your family members have allergies and or asthma. Instead of investing in an expensive air purifier, which also runs on electricity and must be kept on all of the time, the author suggests trying out one or more of the plants on her list, which include spider and other common plants. She also lists some of the common major offenders to our indoor air quality, such as paints, carpeting and adhesives.