Breathe Clean Air with Indoor Plants for Healthy Lungs

Why Should You Be Concerned About Air Pollution?

You could go days without food and hours without water, but you would last only a few minutes without air. You must have air to live. However, did you know that breathing polluted air can make you sick?

Indoor plants that remove toxic chemicals  from the air you breathe:

  1. Bamboo Palm

    Garden Mum. NASA found this plant to best indoor to purify the air
    Garden Mum. NASA found this plant to best indoor to purify the air
  2. Boston fern
  3. Garden Mum
  4. Spider plant( Hen and Chickens)
  5. Dracaena
  6. Ficus
  7. Aloe Vera
  8. Snake plant
  9. Peace lily
  10. Philodendron
  11. Mother in Law’s Tongue

Some common toxic chemicals  found in homes that the above listed plants can assist in purifying the air your breathe:

  • ammonia
  • benzene
  • formaldehyde
  • xylene
  • trichloroethylene

Air Pollution and Your Health:

Ficus - can grow really large depending on the size of the pot
Ficus – can grow really large depending on the size of the pot
  • breathing polluted air can make your eyes and nose burn
  •  can irritate your throat
  •  make breathing difficult
  • tiny airborne particles and ground level ozone can trigger respiratory problems
  •  air pollution can also aggravate health problems for the elderly
  •  air pollution can exacerbate heart diseases
  •  toxic chemicals released in the air such as benzene or vinyl chloride are highly toxic and can cause cancer, birth defects, long term injury to the lungs, as well as brain and nerve damage
  • breathing in some chemicals can even cause death

Other pollutants:

  1. make their way up into the upper atmosphere

    Spider Plant (Hen and chickens) So easy to grow. Loves bright sun
    Spider Plant (Hen and Chickens) So easy to grow. Loves bright sun
  2. cause a thinning of the protective ozone layer
  3. this  leads to changes in the environment and dramatic increases in skin cancers and cataracts (eye damage).

Home Tip:

  • Throw out the plastic,  silk, fake flowers and plants that adorn your indoor space and collect dust!
  • Fill your home with healthy plants and fresh cut flowers.

Increase the sense of connectedness to nature by bringing some living plants and fresh cut flowers into your home

 

Palms grow beautifully indoors
Palms grow beautifully indoors
The peace lily cleanses your home of pollutants
The Peace Lily cleanses your home of pollutants
Philadendrums are magnificent indoor plants
Philodendrons are magnificent indoor plants

 Bring living energy onto your home to cleanse and purify the air you breathe.

Ferns bring mystique and cleansing into your home
Ferns bring mystique and cleansing into your home
Common mother in law's tongue
Common mother in law’s tongue

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