CLEAN GREENS

House Beautiful (UK) - - HEALTHY HOME -

Chem­i­cals given off by fur­nish­ings, build­ing ma­te­ri­als and clean­ing prod­ucts, as well as pollen, bac­te­ria and mould, can all pol­lute the air in­side a house, but you can cleanse your home

Spi­der plants and Bos­ton ferns are two of the eas­i­est to grow, and keep alive, and are good at re­mov­ing formalde­hyde and xy­lene, Spi­der plants love in­di­rect sun­light, while ferns will

thrive in the high hu­mid­ity of a bath­room.

Dra­caena, with its dis­tinc­tive long wide leaves, is a su­perb cleaner, re­duc­ing formalde­hyde, ben­zene, xy­lene and trichloroe­thy­lene. It is, how­ever poi­sonous to cats and dogs so best avoided by pet own­ers. An­thurium not only aborbs formalde­hyde, am­mo­nia, toluene and xy­lene, but flow­ers for up to 300 days a year kept in warm, hu­mid con­di­tions.

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