Do houseplants filter air?

Michael Peterson peterson.194 at
Fri Jan 24 19:05:04 EST 1997

    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.

Michael Peterson

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