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Grow with KARE: Plants make your house healthier

NASA picked plants that clean the air most efficiently.

Clear your mind, clean the air and give yourself room to breathe. That is what plants can do if you add them to your house.  Here are some stats that we found posted at Bachman's.   

15% is the amount a person's concentration improves when surrounded by plants.

52% of people in the U.S. use house plants to clean the air in their home.

18 plants are recommended to purify the air in a 2,000 square foot home.

80% of common chemicals and irritants are removed from the air by house plants.

NASA put out a list of the most efficient air purifying plants that are available to buy and add to your home.

"The best plants are the ones that do double duty – and all of these purify your air of toxic chemicals. Even better, they’re easy to grow. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, our homes can have three to five times more pollutants than the outdoors. You could be living in a “sick” house and not realize it: Substances like xylene (in paint and lacquers), benzene (furniture wax, insect sprays), trichloroethylene (cleaners, adhesives), and formaldehyde (upholstery, air fresheners) – can produce symptoms like headaches, sore throats, or allergy-like breathing troubles. The NASA Clean Air Study was designed to find effective and simple ways to detox the air in the space station – and it reveals that common house plants have air purifying superpowers."

Here is the link to the list of 18 plants that do the best job according to NASA.

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