Inside our homes there are many sources of pollution, paints, glues used in furniture, detergents, printer inks, cigarette smoke and building materials. These are sources that release toxins into the air we breathe.
There are plants that are able to improve air quality that we breathe and lower the pollution inside our home. A study by NASA scientist Bill Wolverton found that some plants have the ability to purify the air. In this investigation it was found that plants are not only able through chlorophyll photosynthesis to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, but many of them are able to neutralize volatile organic substances (VOCs) often present in our homes.