Indoor Air Purifying Plants for Your Home
Updated: Mar 12
In addition to basic photosynthesis that removes carbon dioxide and returns oxygen to the air, plants can remove toxicants from the air, soil and water in at least two ways. First, they can metabolize some toxic chemicals, releasing harmless byproducts, and second, they can incorporate toxicants such as heavy metals into plant tissues, thus sequestering (isolating) them.
Worldwide, ambient air pollution is estimated to cause about 16% of the lung cancer deaths, 25% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deaths, about 17% of ischaemic heart disease and stroke, and about 26% of respiratory infection deaths. (Source: World Health Organization)
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Indoor Allergen Committee suggested in a 2010 report that allergists consider indoor air filtration to be part of a comprehensive strategy to improve respiratory health. (Source: Environmental Health Perspectives)
Detoxify your home with the following house plants:
Snake Plant (bedroom plant)
Spider Plant (no sunlight needed / bedroom plant)
English Ivy (bedroom plant)
Aloe Vera (bedroom plant)
Dracaena (Janet Craig and Cintho) - (no sunlight needed)
Dwarf Date Plant
Sansevieria (Laurentii, Superba, Moonshine) (no sunlight needed)
Philodendron (no sunlight needed)
Kentia Palm (no sunlight needed)
Lavender (bedroom plant)
Jasmine (bedroom plant)
Gardenia (bedroom plant)
Bromeliad (no sunlight needed)
Golden Photos (no sunlight needed)
Cactus is another important plant that literally cleans up and absorbs all of the EMF and radiation in the home.
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