Did you know that the very air you breathe may be harming you?
Even indoor air even though you do not realize it needs cleaning as there are toxins floating all around. This is due to the industrial pollutants, the fumes from vehicles, the herbicides, and pesticides as well as so many other things too. The main culprits for destroying the quality of air indoors are:
· Cleaning products such as fabric softeners, laundry detergents, and chemicals that are in the same vein,
· Chemical flame retardants which are present in mattresses, furniture and even in children’s PJs,
· Formaldehyde, which is there in garbage bags, gas stoves, tissues, paper towels and even carpet backing and fabrics similar to it,
· Various fragrances,
· Toxins carried indoors or blown indoors from the outdoors,
· Electromagnetic frequencies from various devices.
There is a best way to circumvent the problems associated with impure indoor air. Houseplants should be cultivated to purify the air indoors. The most effective are:
1. Bamboo Palm: These remove chemical contaminants including benzene and formaldehyde and keep the air moist.
2. Rubber Plants: These remove formaldehyde effectively and grow easily, as well as have a lovely appearance.
3. English Ivy: This removes formaldehyde. However, this climbs and spreads over surfaces.
4. Boston Fern: This not only adds humidity to the air indoors but it removes pollutants as well. It, however, requires frequent misting and watering.
5. Dwarf Date Palm: This is effective at removing xylene and other pollutants especially those which can be found in paint thinner and solvents. It keeps the air moist as well.
6. Tulips: These look good and keep the air pure as well. They are effective for xylene, ammonia, and formaldehyde too.
7. Azaleas not only bloom and beautify the place but they also clean the air efficiently as well.
8. Orchids too are good at removing acetone, chloroform, alcohol and formaldehyde from the air.