Which is more polluted, indoor air or outdoor air?
10 times out of 10, the air in your house, office or apartment is going to be worse than the air outside. Indoor air pollution has been ranked among the top 5 greatest risks to public health by the EPA, and stagnant indoor air allows pollutants to build up and stick to the things inside your home.
The items in your home emit some nasty toxic chemicals like formaldehyde for example. You can also be impacted by pollutants like pollen, bacteria, mold and various outdoor contaminants that find their way inside.
Fortunately, houseplants can help us naturally solve some of these air quality issues. Even if you don’t’ have a green thumb, these houseplants are nearly impossible to kill!
This plan was found by NASA to be a real air-purifying machine. It removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene from your home’s air. It’s popular and inexpensive, plus they can be planted outside too.
There are over 40 kinds of dracaena plants, which makes it easy to find the right one for you. They remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air. They are toxic to cats and dogs though, so if you have 4 legged children, this is not the plant for you!
This plant likes cool locations with high humidity and indirect light. Bathrooms are a perfect spot for these little plants. They remove pollutants like xylene and formaldehyde from indoor air.
Bamboo Palms are most effective at filtering formaldehyde. They thrive in full sun and bright light. They grow as high as 12 feet, making them an impressive site inside. They remove benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
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