I have recently changed office. In the morning when I open the door to the office I am met with air that smells like a soup of chemicals. What to do? I came across a reference to this book, B.C. Wolverton, How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office, based on the NASA Clean Air Study.
One of the customer reviews on Amazon mentions that the Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa), the Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans), and the Ficus benjamina are three of the fifty plants listed in the book that are not only easy to grow but are effective at removing toxins such as formaldehyde and ammonia from the air. I will try it.