The indoor Air in Your Home is Polluted – Here Are 3 Plants That Can Detox the Air.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health, because air pollution inside your home or office can be worse than the pollution outside.
There are a number of things you can do to clean up the air in your home – stop buying air fresheners and other products with toxic chemicals and solvents that actually do you more harm than good. You can also open your windows for a few minutes a day to let in some fresh air.
There is another alternative – You can grow fresh air by placing common household plants in your home. Here are 3 common houseplants that could vastly improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Areca Palm. Placed in the living room, the plant is a ‘daytime oxygen factory.’ Keeping 4 shoulder height plants per person would be the most effective way.
Mother-in-Law’s tongue. This is an ‘evening oxygen factory.’ Having 6-8 waist high plants per person in the bedroom would help flush out all the carbon dioxide from your room.
Money plant. This is a very useful plant that removes formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals from the indoor air.
These three household plants will certainly improve your indoor air quality, even if you don’t have quite so many. Be sure to keep the foliage clean and dust free (so the leaves can do their job), and keep the top of soil clean and free of debris, as in some cases, that’s where the bulk of the filtering is taking place.
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