The 3 Plants You Need to Clean Your Home’s Air

It may seem like life in the Collingwood area is full of fresh air. Ski hills in Thornbury, fresh winds in Wasaga Beach – they all make us think our air is clean, but that’s not always the case, especially in the winter, and particularly indoors.

It’s been so nice lately to have a day here and there to open the windows and get some fresh air into the house, and it’s got me thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have this great indoor air quality all year ’round?”

This video from the TED talks just might be the answer.

Researcher and activist Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

Meattle’s done some amazing things in his New Delhi office, and you can replicate the results at home, which include increasing oxygen, scrubbing CO2, and removing toxins. The video is only 4 minutes long, so it’s a quick and easy watch. We’re going to test these out in our house and see how they do!

If you can’t see the video above, you can also watch it on the TED site, with some interesting links and commentary from viewers: