At the present time we are surrounded by many things which emit toxins in the air, toxins that may contribute to the development of serious diseases.
Believe it or not, same problem NASA has. Their astronauts have poor quality air in the living space on spacecrafts. Due this problem what they have, problem with poor air quality, they conduct investigations for what can be done to improve the air quality what astronauts have during space travel and their missions.
Based on the conducted research, the answer was surprisingly simple and convenient – houseplants. They recommended that on every 9 square meters of living space to put one plant.
Plants or more precisely, their leaves, absorb harmful substances from the air and carry them to the roots, exploiting them as fertilizer and at same time they purifiers the air.
Due today’s modern lifestyle, many people are forced, at least most of the day to stay indoors because of their work or other commitments. When we spend more time in a environment without enough oxygen
However, everyone is always better when the air cleaner, and therefore healthier. The environment without enough oxygen, we become more tired and apathetic and this also has bad effect on our immunity.
The most common indoor toxins are:
Formaldehyde – Often present in carpets, plywood, insulation foams, paper, detergents, adhesives and flame retardants.
Trichloroethylene – Present in cleaning products, paints and adhesives.
Benzene – Present in plastics, synthetics and detergents.
If you enrich your living space with pot plants, they will purify the air and also will make your living space more comfortable and beautiful to stay. They are many plants good for different locations and toxins, but in these article we sort 5 of them.
5 Plants That Purify Indoor Air
1. Golden Creeper (Ernodea Littoralis)
Golden creeper is an excellent for cleaning air, but can be toxic to pets, so keep an eye on it. On the other hand, this plant has a beneficial influence on human health because it filters the air from benzene and formaldehyde, toxins, which are for example present in cigarette smoke. Due to the easy maintenance, golden creepers are among more popular houseplants. Water them only when the soil is dry and perfect place for them is to hold them on indirect light.
2. Sword Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)
Sword fern is a plant that is a natural humidifier and has very nice appearance. This plant is ideal for those who have problems with dry skin and other problems accompanying cold weather for example. In addition to humidifying the air, this plant eliminate traces of formaldehyde and most of the other types of toxins in the air. When it comes to maintenance of this plant, it’s essential to keep your home fern on lit area and water him regularly.
3. Viper’s Bowstring Hemp or Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
Viper’s Bowstring Hemp or Snake Plant, which is also known as Mother-in
4.Pot Mum or Chrysanths (Chrysanthemum)
Chrysanthemum is flowering plant and is especially attractive plant with beautiful flowers, plant which is very effective in removing volatile organic compounds (VOC compounds), especially benzene which is associated with cancer. Many tobacco products contain high levels of benzene, which is why this plant is useful in the home if you are smoker.
5. Spider Plant or Spider Lily (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Spider lily is a very common houseplant and it’s very easy to maintain. This plant in just two days can eliminate as much as 90% of toxins from the air. The leaves of spider lily grows very quickly and help in absorbing harmful substances such as mold or other allergens. It also eliminates the minor amounts of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide in the environment.