While common houseplants have little effect on pollution, two companies have developed genetically modified pothos plants that may have a greater impact


October 27, 2022

Pothos of the Neoplants

New plants

There are now two genetically modified versions of the common houseplant known as pothos, designed to improve its ability to reduce indoor air pollution.

In Canada, Origen Air already sells air purification systems containing GM pothos. And in the US, Neoplants plans to start selling another GM pothos to consumers by the end of 2023.

Indoor air pollution from cooking, cleaning and materials is a growing concern. In 1989, a NASA study found that plants placed in sealed chambers containing very high levels of…


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