7 House-plants That Detox The Air In Your Lungs & Improve Indoor Air Quality

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It is find that 90 percent of the American population spends a lot of their time indoors. Shockingly, the quality of the air inside your house or office can be worse than the pollution outside. This is why the U.S Environmental Protection Agency is worried and ranks air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

Indoor air we breathe on a daily basis looks clean (yes you do take special care to keep it that way) but contains a concoction of toxic gases making it a dangerous gas chamber.

Protecting your lungs is a vital step in preserving your long-term health. Over time, toxins from mold and bacteria can destroy the health of your lungs and even lead to fatal conditions. Plants have, since evolution, been the biggest source of oxygen and the most telling climate control agent. Many studies, over the years, have attested to the super air-purifying powers of plants.

7 House-plants That Detox The Air In Your Lung

Peace Lily

This beautiful flower is a wonderful low-maintenance plant to keep in the home. Peace lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.

Devil’s Ivy

Don’t let the name fool you, this plant is an angel for its ability to make the air in your home more breathable. It takes care of at least four different toxic substances that could be in your home.

Boston Fern

These plants prefer to clean the air from a cool location with high humidity and indirect light. They’re relatively easy to grow, but they do need to stay moist. Check the Boston Fern’s soil daily to see if it needs water, and give it a good soak once per month.

Ficus Alii

It grows indoors quite easily and resists insects. It prefers a humid environment and low to medium light. They should not be placed near heating or air conditioning vents, or drafts because this could cause leaf loss.

Bamboo palm

It is also a good carbon monoxide and formaldehyde remover. They are good for rooms with lot of electrical equipments as they prefer bright and indirect light.

Spider plant

Spider plants are among the easiest houseplants to grow, making them a great choice for beginners or forgetful owners. A fan of bright, indirect sunlight, spider plants will send out shoots with flowers that eventually grow into baby spider plants or spiderettes. It remove harmful formaldehyde and xylene from home.

Snake plant

A wonderful corner plant, the snake plant can thrive without much light or water. It’s also efficient at absorbing carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (while most plants do during the day), therefore one in the bedroom may help you in experience better sleep.

Sources:

http://greatist.com/connect/houseplants-that-clean-air

http://www.ourhouseplants.com/guides/50-plants-that-clean-the-air

http://www.apieceofrainbow.com/12-easy-indoor-plants/

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