Can Plants Filter Out Formaldehyde &Amp; Benzene VOCs From the Air?

There’s a popular conception that plants are effective at filtering out VOCs like benzene and formaldehyde, but can plants filter harmful chemicals at meaningful levels? Recent studies have found that that plants have no detectable on removing formaldehyde or other gas pollutants under real-world conditions. Why We Think Plants Can Filter Out Formaldehyde Belief that […]

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Does Carbon Really Work?

Companies sell activated carbon filters to remove chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene, but does carbon really work? The Smart Air lab put real-world carbon filters to the test. Who Needs Carbon Filters Anyway? I wrote early on that my number one concern in China is particulate pollution. It’s on so many people’s minds that nowadays even […]

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Does Activated Carbon Really Work