Plants and trees have long been lauded for their ability to add oxygen to the environment by converting carbon dioxide. Moving plants indoors has also been shown to have a similar effect. But is this the only beneficial effect? Studies done by NASA suggest that there may in fact be more to this friendly foliage than meets the eye.
The NASA study done in 1989 proved that the indoor plants act as powerful air purifiers that can also remove toxic materials such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide and benzene. Combining totals of being at work and at home, the average person spends approximately 90% of their time indoors. A little leafy relief from these toxins can only be beneficial for the person as well as beautifying the office and home.