Phytoremediation

is a process that uses various types of plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, or destroy contaminants in the environment, that is in the air, soil, or groundwater.

Examples of outdoor, industrial-strength phytoremediation include restoration of abandoned metal mines and mitigation of sites where PCBs have been dumped.

Indoor plants remove pollutants from the air by absorbing gases through their leaves and roots. The plants shown below are known to remove toxins from the air.
  • Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Dracaena varieties
  • Ficus (Ornamental Fig Tree)
  • Sansevieria (Snake Plant)
  • Spathiphyllum
  • Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

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