It’s a fact that pollutants are everywhere, and they are not exactly the greatest when it comes to your overall health. They may not kill you, but they definitely don’t have the greatest effect on your wellbeing either.
According to Sustainable Baby Steps, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene are the three most prevalent toxins that can be found in the air of homes. Typically, they’re emitted from the things you keep in your home that were originally created in a factory.
To combat these toxins, you could just stop buying anything that was made in a factory and go live in the middle of the woods, avoiding humanity. Or, you could use houseplants to strategically combat these chemicals.
With these 10 ways to remove pollution indoors and improve your air quality, you can easily and efficiently maintain a healthier lifestyle just by adding a few plants around your home.
For example, in a study by NASA, Gerbera daisies were found to remove high levels of benzene and trichloroethylene from the air.
A bamboo palm is shown to remove formaldehyde.
Pot mums remove benzene and can also increase complete air quality.
Not only is aloe vera helpful for soothing sunburns, it can also help to remove formaldehyde from the air.
Baby Rubber plants produce an immense supply of oxygen and is even known to expel harmful toxins.
Chinese evergreens also emit a great supply of oxygen while clearing out toxins as well.
Peace lilies abolish benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, and are known to even eliminate mold spores from the air, making this the perfect plant to keep in the bathroom.
A Boston fern can act as a natural air humidifier, which is perfect if your house is a little dry.
If you are a smoker, English Ivy can pull out the toxins like those found in cigarette smoke. Even if you have asthma, the plant can be beneficial.
Lastly, ficus is a fantastic option to purify the air in your home.
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