Not only do beautiful houseplants add freshness and pops of color to your home, they can also help you breathe easier. That’s because some plants remove airborne pollutants that can cause a variety of health problems, like headaches, dizziness and eye irritation. Just place one of these plants every 100 square feet in your home to maximize their air-cleaning benefits.
1. Peace Lily
The popular peace lily is one of the best plants for purifying air—it removes formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, ammonia and more. Plus, it’s easy to care for; just keep in a dark corner and water once a week. Keep in mind that this plant is mildly toxic, so wash your hands after handling to prevent irritation. (And keep it out of reach for Fido and the kids.)