The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states that indoor air can be polluted with toxins by many different materials, but filling your home or office with certain plants can help battle this. Many elements, such as air fresheners and even furniture, can shockingly add to raising the toxin level in the air, like the common airborne vapor chemical called formaldehyde. Effects from formaldehyde inhalation can include neurological problems, respiratory problems, and more concerning, even cancer.
Not only are plants used for increasing oxygen in the air, they can also be a good tool to rule out negative pollutants, as well! There are many plants that can aid in keeping your indoor air as pollutant-free as possible, we encourage you read the list below to see some of our suggestions to purify your home or office. To shop for plants to place in your home, visit our website.
Improve Indoor Air Quality With These Plants!
Peace Lily: A trifecta of uses by filtering through formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Gerber Daisy: Helpful in removing trichloroethylene and benzene (which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics and detergent) from the air.
Spider Plant: This is one spider you will love, this plant battles many different toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.
Bamboo Palm: Good for reduce pollutants with benzene and trichloroethylene.
English Ivy: Helps reduce fecal matter particles that are airborne along with formaldehyde.
Weeping Fig: Filters out certain vapors that can accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Rubber Plant: Good for filtering a range of unwanted vapors, such as formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia.
Warneck dracaena: Battles pollutants in the air that are associated with oils and varnishes.
Aloe: Helps rid the air of formaldehyde and benzene. Also can be used as a topical aid.
Jasmine: While we didn’t find any evidence to suggest that the Jasmine plant thwarts of any formaldehyde or other toxins, this plant is certainly more than qualified to decrease anxiety and aid in a restful sleep. Read more here.
For more reading on purifying your indoor air, please visit this website.
~ your Beneva Flowers team
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