Do houseplants filter air?

Martin Schatz 100603.2313 at
Wed Feb 5 07:54:06 EST 1997

Vaughan, Gillian Ruth wrote:
> >Michael Peterson wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >>     I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask but here goes. Do
> >> houseplants improve the air quality within a home. Aside from producing
> >> oxygen, do they also filter out any toxins or irritants? Are there any
> >> publications that rate or suggest different types of houseplants for this
> >> purpose? I'm not looking for very technical information, just comparitive
> >> stuff that would help someone that wants to select plants on more than
> >> just asthetics.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Michael Peterson
> There is actually a book on this now that I found in my local book store.
> It's called something along the lines of Eco-friendly house plants, and goes
> over about 50 species of houseplant, in addition to going over some of the
> theory behind it.  Unfortuneatly I gave the book to my Dad for Christmas, so I
> can't give the reference.  If you can find it, it seems like a really
> interesting book.
> Gillian

I found a web site, that might be interesting to 

(Vienna, Austria)

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