NASA’s 1989  report Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement  has propelled house plants from their modest status as living decoration to ‘state of the art’ air filters (well, almost anyway ;-)). During photosynthesis they take out many toxic gases, while others are being absorbed and neutralized in the soil. For instance, plants have been found to absorb benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. And while some plants are more efficient than others at cleaning the air, they all provide an extra dose of oxygen!

Peace Lily (pic from an EHow article)

Read today’s full post (including a list of recommended plants) on Dave Conrardy/the Raw Food Truck Driver‘s website.

You’ll find our entries under ‘Around the World with the Whitings’, where we’ll be adding new content every week. Don’t forget to peruse the rest of Dave’s awesome website too, including his amazing story of ‘redefining his life’ while achieving a huge weight loss on Raw Foods.