The three main household toxins of concern are:
  • benzene
  • formaldahyde
  • trichloroethylene
These carcinogenic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of synthetic substances and materials and are off-gased from new materials for some time (up to several years, depending on the material of product in question). Benzene can also be emitted from gas ranges during use, making some types of houseplants below great for use in the kitchen.
This means these types of houseplants may just decrease your risk of cancers, asthma, allergies, auto-immune disorders and other diseases.
Source: Types of Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air - Sustainable Baby Steps

Aloe Vera , Areca Palm , Baby Rubber Plant , Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm , Boston Fern , Chinese Evergreen , Corn Cane or Mass Cane , Dwarf/Pygmy Date Palm , English Ivy , Ficus alii , Gerbera Daisy , Golden Pothos , Janet Craig , Kimberly Queen Fern , Lady Palm (plus 10+ varieties) , Marginata or Dragon tree , Moth Orchid , Mums , Peace Lily , Philodendron , Snake Plant , Schefflera, or Umbrella Tree , Spider Plant , Warneckii or Dracanaena warneckei , Weeping Fig or Ficus Tree

Disinfecting in health
House Toxins

last updated 26 Dec 2015