Houseplants That Can Reduce Formaldehyde Risks

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Reduce Formaldehyde RisksAre you worried about the presence of formaldehyde in your home? Here are 8 Houseplants that not only clean and promote improved indoor air quality, but also reduce formaldehyde exposure risks:


Aloe Vera  Used in many beauty products, this multi-purpose plant can also be used inside your home to help clear formaldehyde and benzene (a by-product of paints, cleaners and more).

Gerber Daisy  A favorite plant to many, this happy flower is great for helping to filter out benzene, trichloroethylene and help purify your indoors.

Peace Lily  This beautiful and fragrant flower is a super wiz at eliminating contaminants like gases, benzene, ammonia, solvents and formaldehyde from your indoor space.  Just remember…it likes to be in the shade.

Bamboo Palm  The bamboo palm is a fantastic formaldehyde filter.  It is also at the top of its game for filtering out trichloroethylene and benzene.  It’s also considered an amazing good luck plant and would make a wonderful hostess or house warming gift.

English Ivy  Had a sewer backup?  English Ivy as it turns out, or Hedera Helix as it is otherwise known, can help to filter out airborne fecal matter.  It also acts as a fantastic formaldehyde filter.

Dracaena  Commonly known as the Pony Tail Plant, is a wonderful addition to the home or office.  It acts as a great filter for formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene.  Just keep your pets away…it is toxic if eaten by our furry friends.

Spider Plant  Unlike the Dracaena, this beautiful plant with little white flowers is very safe for our pets while offering the much added benefit of filtering the air and helping to remove formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide and xylene from our environment.

Snake Plant  The snake plant LOVES a humid environment and will thrive in very humid conditions so this one if great to keep in the bathroom!  It is also a fantastic filter for formaldehyde so dress your bathroom up a bit!

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