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Plants, for Your Health

Fifteen decorative plants that will help keep your environment free of common toxins.


Unless you live in an organic bubble, chances are that most days you interact with plastics, paper goods, synthetic fibers, and other household items that contain trace amounts of toxins-toxins that, in large enough doses, could kill you, but in small doses might still be causing some damage. But fear not: new research shows that readily available and conveniently decorative plants are natural detoxifiers, scrubbing the air of these potentially harmful poisons.Here are three commonly found toxins, and the plant species that mollify their effects.View Plants, for Your HealthILLUSTRATIONby Thomas PorostockySOURCESWolverton EnvironmentalGreen Plants for Green Buildings

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