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, but 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 to 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.
Peace Lily: A trifecta of uses by filtering through formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.
Spider Plant: This is one spider you will love, this plant battles many different toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.
Areca Palm: Filters xylene and toluene from the air.
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.
Aloe: Helps rid the air of formaldehyde and benzene. Also can be used as a topical aid.
For more reading and how-to’s on purifying your air at home with plants, visit this website.