The Best Indoor Plants As Natural Air Purifiers
It's hard to believe that even inside our homes unwanted gases and fumes are almost always present and can cause unwanted negative health effects. Studies have shown that on average presence of toluene, xylene, ethyl acetate, methylene, acetone, benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde is quite common - some of these components carry serious risks and can lead to problems such as chronic asthma, cancer or severe allergies. Studies done recently by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) have concluded that growing plants within the home drastically reduce these chemicals, giving you naturally purified air and balanced indoor humidity. Some of the plants best renown for improving air quality include: Spider Plant - fast growing, decorative and effective at removing air toxins, Boston Fern, Areca Palm - grows slowly but acts as a humidifier, Snake Plant - renown for amazing abilities to remove formaldehyde and nitrogen oxides and Marginata (Dracaena marginata) - which is known for its stunning red colours and capabilities to filter most toxins from the air.
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