Findings on the Relationships between Indoor Plants and VOC Emissions/Reduction

Links to findings (Positive claims for removal of VOCs in Green, Negative claims for release of VOCs in Red):

Indoor Houseplants reduce VOC’s: According to some studies which claim specific Indoor Houseplants may reduce VOCs and Ozone, improving indoor air quality while releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.

NASA Clean Air Study“(*check out references) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Clean_Air_Study

A Study of Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement” – Wolverton https://archive.org/stream/nasa_techdoc_19930072988/19930072988_djvu.txt

Indoor Plants Can Reduce Formaldehyde Levels” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090217141419.htm Referencing journal http://journal.ashspublications.org/content/133/4/521.abstract

Do Houseplants Release or Remove VOCs in the Air?” https://www.todayshomeowner.com/do-houseplants-release-or-remove-vocs-in-the-air/

Effectiveness of Houseplants in Reducing the Indoor Air Pollutant Ozone” (Snake Plant, Spider Plant, Golden Pothos) http://horttech.ashspublications.org/content/19/2/286.abstract

“Formaldehyde in the Indoor Environment” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2855181/

Some Articles that Disagree:

Mostly based on this study:

Volatile Organic Compounds Emanating from Indoor Ornamental Plants” (University of Georgia Department of Horticulture) http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/44/2/396.abstract

Indoor Plants to Consider (Articles/Blogs):

Infographic via: http://inhabitat.com/infographic-top-18-houseplants-for-purifying-the-air-you-breathe-according-to-nasa/

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