Many people don’t even realize that indoor air purity is a problem. Most people spend more than 90% of their time indoors and air quality is very important. Many people don’t even realize that living in a place in indoor air pollutants can cause physical symptoms. Common symptoms are headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye and ear irritation, and nose irritation.
What causes indoor air pollution? Sometimes it comes from things outdoors being tracked in such as car exhaust or pollen. This can be made worse if you have pets that spend time outdoors, or even children who run in and out a lot after playing. Indoor air pollution also comes from bacteria and mold.
The others types come from things we already have indoors. Synthetic building material, furniture, upholstery, and cleaning products can all contribute to indoor air pollution. All of this is made worse in spaces that are not well ventilated, and in very small spaces. So what can you do about it?
No matter how careful you are about the air quality in your home, everything from furniture to cleaning products can cause the air you breathe to become not so pure. Aside from using electric air purifiers, you can improve your air quality by having certain houseplants growing indoors.
Which houseplants should you get and why do they work to improve the quality of the air inside your home or office?
3 Indoor Plants To Purify The Air
Spider plants are very easy to care for and propagate. They also remove formaldehyde and xylene from the air. Put one in every room.
The dracaena plant is not advised for pet owners. They can be toxic to cats and dogs. But if you’re a pet free home then the Dracaena will help remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air.
The chrysanthemum is usually considered an outside plant. However, when you purchase one you can keep it inside until it finishes blooming then plant it outside so it can come back the next year. These plants are amazing for air quality inside the home. They remove ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene from the air.
Even if you don’t have one of these air purifying plants in your home, all houseplants lead to better air quality. They absorb carbon dioxide and release fresh, clean oxygen. There are also microorganisms in the potting soil that help clean the air as well. Plants don’t just look pretty; they serve a purpose in your home.
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