Do you know whats in your air?

Many of us try to live a healthy life by going to the gym, running, or doing numerous other activities outside. Others shop at expensive food marts that have the freshest organic ingredients in the market. But one thing many of us do not do not take in to account the air quality in our homes as well as workplaces. I live/work in the Atlanta area, which is definitely not know for clean air. I assume there isn’t much I can do past spending the extra few dollars on a nice air filter, having carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure I have adequate fresh air coming into my home. Then I found out that plants get rid of many toxins including: volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, disinfectants, radon, and airborne biological pollutants. These toxins actually come from us as well as the products we use throughout the day and include some of the following: fabrics, plastics, pesticides, cigarette smoke, cosmetics, and carpet cleaners. While plants are carrying out their process of photosynthesis they absorb carbon monoxide as well as many other things in the air that were previously listed, to make energy for life, while expelling clean oxygen. There are also microorganisms that live in soil that aid in this filtering process. Now that we know plants can and do filter our air, are they all created equal? The answer is no. The following species have been studied by NASA and have been proven to clean the air of some toxins as well as pollutants. The following is a list of some plants that either are available in your area or can be purchased by a plant professional at : areca palm, rafus palm, bamboo palm, rubber plant, spider plants, golden pothos, snake plants, as well as peace lilies. There are many other plants that aid our air quality and you can easily be looked up on the internet.