You use many household cleaning products to help disinfect your home in the never-ending pursuit of a germ-free environment. You might work in an office building that is climate controlled, so opening a window to help circulate the air is not an option.

Various toxins accumulate in these spaces when we use certain types of cleaning solutions, glue and other synthetic materials such as plastic and rubber. Air purifiers can be costly, so here is an eco-friendly, all natural alternative to help purify the air.

NASA discovered that certain household plants can remove toxins from the air. They can also enhance your mood, reduce stress and increase productivity. Before you buy a plant, you should do some research to make sure they are not toxic to pets, such as cats and dogs.

You can start the clean-air movement by investing in a low maintenance spider plant aka Chlorophytum comosum. These plants are non-toxic, need little water and will remove formaldehyde. Bamboo palms (Chamaedorea seifrizii) are a study plant that puts moisture in the air and removes benzene, carbon monoxide and other toxins. Peace Lilies are one of the more potent plants to remove ammonia, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene and several other toxins.

CLICK HERE for details on other air purifying plants and reap the health benefits with this natural alternative to costly electronic air purifiers.