Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10 Plants that clean air…

Hello everyone!  Hope you all are having a great week!

Did you know that indoor air pollution might be three to five time higher than outdoor air?  Shocking, right?  The good news is that there are very simple ways to fix that.  According to NASA researche, plants can help purify indoor air.  It turns out, not only they add beauty to our homes but they also clean the air?!! I absolutely love that!

Below are 10 plants that will help purify the air you breath at home.


by designsponge

Snake plant:  Removes benzene, found in glues, adhesives and also formaldehyde found in furniture

Golden Pothos: Removes formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide which can be found in combustion fumes produced by cars. Ideal for entry ways and mudrooms.

White Ceramic Pot Complements Peace Lily
Peace lily: Reduces volatile organic compounds (VOC) found in paint and furniture wax

The 6 Best Plants for a Healthy Office: English Ivy (Hedera helix)
English Ivy:  Absorbs formaldehyde, VOCs and pollutants emitted by computers and office machines which causes headaches and nausea

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Boston fern: Helps remove formaldehyde

Lady palm:  Targets ammonia found on cleaners, textiles and dyes

Spider plant:  Removes formaldehyde and benzene (found in plastics, resins, synthetic fibers)

Red-edged Dracaena:  Removes formaldehyde, xylene (found in cleaners and paint thinner)

Chinese Evergreen:  Removes formaldehyde 

Aloe: Reduces formaldehyde

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What do you think?  Is there a plant that you like and helps you clean the air at your home?  I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading!


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