Whether you live in the country or the middle of a large city, house plants will improve the quality of your life. Growing plants indoors is not only a fun and relaxing hobby, but it is also a great way to fight indoor air pollution. Recent studies have shown that many of our common houseplants are useful in absorbing harmful gases and cleaning the air in our homes and offices. Formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide have been found to be effectively removed from the air by living, green plants. Add a few houseplants to your home or office to make the world around you a little cleaner and a more pleasant place to live and work.