How To Purify The Indoor Air? Top 5 Plants To The Rescue!
We all struggle to improve our quality of life, especially when we have families we take care of. When it comes to safety, we need to pay attention to our homes first.
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We don't realize how polluted our home's air can be. The reasons are:
- stagnant air and lack of ventilation;
- mold, bacteria, and mildew growing in the humid environment;
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- toxins from home construction materials such as coatings, paints, and ceiling and floor tiles.
The products we use for cleaning the houses paradoxically pollute it with a toxic emanation.
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Breathing the polluted environment can be a danger to your health. You can end up experiencing cardiovascular system problems, allergic reactions, inflammation of the eyes and throat, and respiratory irritations.
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But there is a simple way to purify your home air: relying on Mother Nature, and just getting a few pot plants from the store. Nasa conducted a clean air study and made a list of air-filtering plants: simply use one pot per 100 square feet of home, and it will do its work!
1. Peace Lily
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It eliminates benzene and formaldehyde. This tender flower will not take too much time from you as it requires watering just once a week, and does not need frequent fertilizing. Put it somewhere with medium light, and enjoy its white fragile flowers.
2. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
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In Europe this evergreen plant is used to cover exterior walls to prevent mold growing on it. But you can easily use it at home, enjoying the same effect – mold allergy reduction and protecting your family.
3. Song of India (Dracaena reflexa)
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This plant is an effective air purifier as it removes xylene and trichloroethylene. It is not choosy and it can grow both in the shade and sun and requires just a moderate amount of water and your love.
4. Florist's daisy (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
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The flowers are highly effective in eliminating home toxins. Pay attention that it works as it purifies air only during the blooming period so you have to make use of those six weeks.
5. Aloe vera
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Easy to grow and lovely to look at! Aloe helps to clear formaldehyde and benzene, enriches the air in your home with oxygen, and beside its purifying abilities possesses plenty other beneficial qualities for your health!
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These plants can be a smart choice while deciding on how to improve your living conditions. Do not ignore the power of nature and embrace it, as you will only benefit from it.