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Friday, June 17, 2016

Good morning,

You have read this tip in Living Green before, and probably in other similar publications and web pages, and you have probably thought, 'No way.' And I understand your skepticism.

But if you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe NASA.

Thanks for reading,

Your Living Green editor

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According to a two-year study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, many indoor plants absorb air pollutants through their leaves and roots and convert them into breathable air. Within 24 hours, some plants can remove up to 87 percent of toxic indoor air.

Depending on the species, one plant can provide effective cleaning for every 100 square feet of space. For example, between 15 and 20 golden pothos and spider plants can refresh the air in an average 1,800 square-foot home.

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