30 Aug 2016

Houseplants better than ventilation

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 30 August 2016

A new study shows that houseplants may be better than ventilation systems at removing pollutants from inside homes and workplaces.

Vadoud Niri, from the State University of New York at Oswego says his research shows that common house plants are very effective at removing volatile organic compounds, or VOC's from the air. VOC's are pollutants that can easily turn into gases at room temperature.

Indoor plants

Indoor plants Photo: Wikipedia

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