The World Health Organization estimates that poor indoor air quality contributes to the deaths of 4.3 million people annually. Poor indoor air quality can be caused by a variety of things, including cleaning products, construction materials, tobacco use, and wood-burning stoves. Plants serve as organic air purifiers by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis. Place the plants on the list below in your home to improve the quality of the air you breathe.
Areca palms are very good at removing toxins, and they also release a lot of water vapour, which is helpful in places with dry air. Even though it prefers a humid environment to prevent tip damage, it is tolerant of most indoor environments. Make sure to occasionally shower it with water. It can clean your home of toluene and xylene.
The warm, vibrant colour of bamboo plants’ deep green foliage adds a wonderful depth to a shade garden or to any indoor space. These palms are known to absorb pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene and can grow in full sun or bright light.
Aloe vera is a great plant that enhances indoor air quality by removing dangerous solvents from the air. At night, it absorbs carbon dioxide while simultaneously emitting oxygen. You can keep it close to a window in your living room and observe its magic.
By absorbing dangerous toxins from the air through its leaves and producing pure oxygen, this plant purifies the air. It is renowned for removing airborne formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and benzene. They significantly increase the amount of oxygen released into the atmosphere and add moisture, both of which help to lessen the effects of airborne allergens like dust and dander.
They are relatively simple to grow and do not require direct sunlight, but they do require constant moisture. A Boston fern is a good choice if you want to keep a fern because it both beautifies the home and purifies the air. It is well known to eliminate xylene and formaldehyde.
Plants are nature’s own air purifiers, which can help you in keeping your house clear of air pollution by tackling the pollutant like Formaldehyde, Tetrachloroethylene, Benzene, Xylene and Toluene, Carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, Volatile Organic Compounds.
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