Recent research into plants that clean the air
More recent studies into air cleaning plants have focused on how plants perform in the real world, far away frrom a laboratory.
A study by the University of Aveiro in Portugal  measured air pollution in a school classroom before and after the addition of 6 hanging plants. This resulted in a 30% reduction of particulate matter, as well as reducing VOCs. In summarizing, the study stated that:
Office environments are far from ideal for every plant species. If you want a plant that will thrive in your workspace, check out our guide to choosing the right plants for your office. We’ve included practical info about choosing and caring for your plant, plus all their air-purifying credentials.
#1 Peace Lily [Spathiphyllum]
#2 Areca Palm [Dypsis lutescens]
#3 Golden Pothos, aka ‘Money Plant’, ‘Devil’s Ivy’ [Epipremnum aureum]
This one if famously low maintenance. You’ll also find it is low-light tolerant and very hardy. However, you may need to prune it from time to time to keep your desk from becoming a jungle.
#4 Spider Plant [Chlorophytum comosum]
#5 Chinese Evergreen [Aglaonema]
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