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September 26, 2013

Some Purifying House Plants

I love house plants, not only that they beautify your home and make it more welcoming, they also help in cleaning the air. I can't imagine living in a house without plants (not even my kids used to pull them out as toddlers).

In addition to the dangerous chemicals used to make carpets, couches, paint and dry wall, our homes can be filled with chemicals from everyday household items and products. Things like pressed wood, facial tissue, paper towels, plastic and rubber, to name a few, frequently contain traces of chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Although I have so many beautiful looking house plants at home, I didn't know that some of these household plants acts best as natural purifiers than the others and here are some:

1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also known to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.



Judy Haughton-James said...

Very interesting Nekky! Thanks for sharing the information about these plants. I need to get some house plants!

Nekky said...

Get them Judy, you'll love them. Thanks for commenting.

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