Boosting Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in your home is something that we are passionate about at WLLW. While air purifiers and advanced HVAC systems can be very effective, one of the simplest solutions is to look to nature.
Plants are nature’s life-support system. A landmark 1989 Clean Air Study by NASA scientists found that plant root systems and their associated microorganisms in the soil can destroy pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and organic chemicals – eventually converting all these air pollutants into new plant tissue.
With a little know-how, it’s easy to bring air-cleaning indoor plants into your home to keep you happy and healthy. Knowing which ones absorb harmful toxins and VOCs – volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are emitted as gases and include a variety of chemicals found in household items such as furniture, synthetic materials, varnishes and detergents – can help narrow down your wish list as well as make your home more restful and inviting.
WLLW has explored eight of the best houseplants to help purify the air. Place one plant for every 100 square feet of living space for optimal results.