If you are looking for ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, you may want to consider investing in one or some of these air-purifying houseplants.
What’s in our air?
• Formaldehyde: carpets, upholstery, glues, paints
• Benzene: plastics, synthetic fabrics, rubber, pesticides, lubricants
• Trichloroethylene: paint removers, rug cleaning solutions, adhesives
• Xylene: printing, rubber, leather and paint industries, vehicle exhausts
• Ammonia: found in window cleaners, floor waxes, smelling salts and fertilizers
What are the effects on humans?
All these pollutants contribute to “Unhealthy Air” which cause symptoms ranging from allergies, headaches, dizziness to nervous system disorders, cancer and death.
Below is a list of 12 very common and easy to take care of plants that will clean air naturally, as well as brighten up your living space.