|House Plant||Chemical Pollutant||Initial ppm||% Removed|
|English Ivy||Benzene||0.235||90 %|
|Peace Lily||Benzene||0.166||80 %|
|Spider Plant||Formaldehyde||14.0||86 %|
|Carbon Monoxide||128.0||96 %|
|Mother-in-law tongue||Benzene||0.156||53 %|
|Golden Pathos||Benzene||0.156||53 %|
|Carbon Monoxide||113.0||75 %|
|Madag Dragon Tree||Benzene||0.176||79 %|
|Heart Leaf||Formaldehyde||27.0||71 %|
|Corn Plant||Formaldehyde||20.0||70 %|
|Chinese Evergreen||Benzene||0.204||48 %|
From the book Healthy Home and Office (pg. 38)
Researcher: Dr B.C. Wolverton, Mississippi, USA
List Courtesy Of gdrc.org
Where Do These Chemicals Come From And What Do They Do?
Here is a list of sources where you could be exposed to Trichlorethylene and the health hazards can be found here.
This is a list of ways that you can be exposed to Formaldehyde and what it does to your body.
How To Avoid Exposure Of These Dangerous Chemicals
These plants will help to filter out the previous mentioned chemicals but it is better to avoid them all together.
Baking soda is a great alternative to chemical laden household cleaners, here is a guide to using baking soda as a cleaner.
There are natural cosmetics as well as cosmetics that have considerably less chemicals in them, read the labels to know what you are putting on your body.
When you buy new products particularly plastic items it will have a ‘new smell’ that smell is chemicals coming off the product, either do not be so keen to purchase new items or choose natural products.
Buy wool carpet instead of synthetic, buy clothing made out of natural products etc.
This is no way a complete list of chemicals or healthy alternatives so when in doubt do your research…