How To Purify The Indoor Air? Top 5 Plants To The Rescue!
January 29, 2019 16:30 By Mambee
We all struggle to improve our quality of life, especially when we have families to 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 house paradoxically pollute it with a toxic emanation.
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Breathing in the polluted environment can be a danger to your health. You can end up experiencing cardiovascular 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: Rely on Mother Nature and just get a few pot plants from the store. Nasa conducted a clean air study and made a list of air-filtering plants and concluded that using one pot per 100 square feet should do the job!
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 top enjoy its benefits – 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 under the sun. It 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. Note that it purifies air only during the blooming period so you have to make good 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, in addition to its purifying abilities, it possesses plenty other properties that beneficial to 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: Embrace it. You can only benefit from it.