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7 Indoor Plants That Can Actually Purify the Air in Your Home

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All plants release oxygen through photosynthesis, but some special species may have built-in air-filtering systems, too. A famous 1989 NASA study found that several common houseplants may actually remove carcinogenic chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde from the air in a controlled lab setting. While subsequent research found inconclusive results about their effectiveness in actual homes,…