You may want to give a gift to your local nail salon: A dracaena (druh-SEE-nuh) plant! According to the American Chemical Society, that plant can clean the air as well as some ventilation systems. Removing harmful chemicals and pollutants.
Researchers were testing plants for their purification qualities – particularly how well they removed V-O-Cs from the air: Volatile Organic Compounds, which can be found in paint, furniture, dry cleaning chemicals and acetone — the ingredient in nail polish remover.
And the researchers found that the dracaena plant absorbed an amazing 94% of acetone. Researchers say their findings could pave the way for plants to replace more expensive ventilation systems in places like nail salons.