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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

By: Julie Knapp on March 1, 2010, 11:50 a.m.
Gerber Daisy

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Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

This bright, flowering plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene, which you may bring home with your dry cleaning. It’s also good for filtering out the benzene that comes with inks. Add one to your laundry room or bedroom — presuming you can give it lots of light.