I plants for allergies - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by nkosibabyboy
June 9, 2008
Are there certain plants good for children with allergies? And they don't require a lot of work.

Answer from NGA
June 9, 2008


Indoor plants rarely cause allergic reactions because most do not flower (and therefore do not release pollen). NASA did a study of indoor plants and came up with the following plants shown to reduce allergens in the home:

Aloe Vera: eliminates emissions from most toxic materials

English Ivy: reduces petroleum-based products

Fig Trees: reduces formaldehyde

Chrysanthemum: Toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia

Spider Plants: Exceptional for eliminating formaldehyde

Chinese Evergreen, Bamboo Palm and Lillies: Many toxic materials

Hope this information is helpful.

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