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Houseplants are natural air filters capable of removing up to 70 percent of indoor air pollutants. Environmental scientists recommend having one large plant per 100 square feet in our homes and workplaces.

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Indoor plants are soothing because of their visual impact. On cold wintry days they add warm touches of life to enclosed, stuffy rooms. As we make our homes tight to reduce heating and cooling bills, our indoor air quality becomes a serious health issue.

January 8, 2010