Most of the people lives in large cities, and most of them in apartments. With all the pollution and gases that rarely goes out of our home, air in our homes has become a real haven for allergens and toxic chemicals that can cause many respiratory problems.
Problem with poor quality of the air we breathe does not apply only to the polluted air from exhaust gases from cars on congested roads or industrial gases, but also for the air we breathe inside our homes.
In your home, whether it is old or new, toxins are accumulated. They can be found in paint, plastics, carpets, cleaning solutions and in building materials. Also, all kinds of household appliances, PVC windows, furniture, plywood, linoleum, wallpapers, many kinds of detergents saturates the air in our homes and offices with toxic nited such as benzene, toluene, phenol, formaldehyde and other harmful substances.
The result is an increased level of dust and microbes that leads to the deterioration of human health, development of allergies and respiratory diseases.
We need to take care of the air we breathe in our home. To do this, all you need is to obtain one or more house plants that feeds with this poison. Back the 80′, NASA present a list of plants that filter the air, and some of them were used in the space station. This plants will also brighten your working and living space.
We chose 5 Houseplants for you, so take a closer look.
Areca palm, also known as bamboo palm (Dypsis lutescens) is perfect for your living room. This plant can produce enough oxygen for one room. It is an excellent humidifier, and it removes carbon dioxide and toxins from the air.
Hedera plant, also known as Ivy, is evergreen creeper which can adjust very well into internal conditions. It’s easily grown indoors, and does not need much light. Ivy is, except for the air purification, also good for removing allergens such as mold. From the air it eliminates benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene.
Ficus Benjamina or weeping fig is one of the best plants for purifying the air. They have a natural ability to filter airborne pollutants, like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.
Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily is a house plant known for its elegant white flowers, but is also known like plant which is feeding with harmful radiation and is ideal to be placed next to the TV screen or computer monitor. In addition, it absorb benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene and ammonia also, which is very often present in cleaning products, xylene and toluene, which in extremely small quantities can cause nausea and fatigue.
This tropical plant is native to Africa, with a few species native in southern Asia and are extremely good plants for filtering many toxins, including formaldehyde, a gas that is often used for the production of plastics and disinfectants. It also purify the air. If this plant is kept on direct sunlight and cold places it can grow up to 3 meters, so keep that in mind.