In today’s environmental pollution, the inside of our house is also not clean. On the contrary, the inside air can be more polluted than the outside one!
Yes, it is contrary to our belief but it is true. A study has shown the proof. Not only this, but there is a syndrome too, which occurs due to spending more time indoors. This is named as “Sick Building Syndrome“. This syndrome includes the symptoms of Headache, nausea, irritability, difficulty concentrating etc.
So, Who’s the Culprit of the pollution inside the house/buildings/offices?
- Volatile Organic Compounds (released from furniture/appliances etc)
- Furniture especially wooden and carpets
- Cleaning agents release toxic fumes
- Smoke (If you have someone with the habit of smoking)
- Air entering from outside motor vehicles etc.
What is the Solution?
- Buy a good Air Purifier.
- Keep some effective plants at home which can do the following jobs
- Cleaner Air
- Add moisture to the dry air
- Less Mental Fatigue
- Great well being
- Greens calm the mind
- You breathe a better air with more oxygen
- The Beautiful Flowers make You Happy!
BEST PLANTS WHICH WORK AS AIR PURIFIERS
1. Aloe vera
Aloe Vera is a low maintenance and high-performance plant. It removes formaldehyde and benzene from the air. It requires less care too. The gel inside its leaves is great for soothing skin and treating skin inflammation as well.
2. Spider plant
This Spider plant is very beautiful and also brightens up your visitor’s room. It removes Xylene and formaldehyde from the air. It needs more water in summer and its leaves are toxic for pets. So not a good choice for pet-owners.
3. Bamboo Palm
Bamboo Palm is believed to be auspicious to keep at home. As it attracts positive energy too. The great news is that it is a master air purifier. It removes benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air. It is pet safe too and looks amazing too!
4. Florist chrysanthemum/Garden Mum
This one has got an advantage over others, It has beautiful flowers! Plus, it removes benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia from the air. These beautiful multicolored flowers will make you smile every time you see them.
5. Peace Lily
It looks so serene in your home that it is named as peace Lily. It removes ammonia, formaldehyde, Benzene, chemical fumes from cleaners and trichloroethylene from the air. Though it has a downside too, it is not for pet owners. If anybody in your family has
asthma, then it will not be a great choice as pollen can be everywhere around it.
6. Water Lettuce/Pistia
Water lettuce can be kept in a bowl of water and can be kept as a centerpiece. It also removes the pollutants from the air and requires very little care. They grow of their own once kept in a bowl of fresh water. Do follow the instructions given by your plant vendor.
7. Snake plant/Sansevieria trifasciata
Snake plant has got its name due to the shape of its leaves. They look very beautiful and require the least care. It is the best plant to keep in your bedroom as it converts carbon dioxide into Oxygen at night and releases quite less carbon dioxide in the day. It also removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air, thus giving you a healthy environment to breathe in.
We suggest you to buy the healthy plants from your local nursery. That way, you can get better instructions and choose the good-looking pots along with trays.
Have a cleaner air at home!