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Purify your air with plants


If you are like most people, you spend most of your time indoors, whether at home or in an office. But indoor air quality is not always what it should be. Indoor plants can help with that.

What might be in your air?

Common everyday things found at home and in the office can pollute your indoor air. Pollutants may come from paint, carpets and other flooring, paper products, printers, cleaning products, building materials and fabrics. 

Air quality can also be poor due to outdoor pollution, car exhaust from attached garages and poor ventilation and air circulation. 

Some chemicals you might find in air are trichloroethylene, xylene, formaldehyde, ammonia and benzene. 

Symptoms of exposure to these pollutants

You might notice some of these symptoms if exposed to the chemicals listed above:

• dizziness

• headache

• nausea

• nose,throat, eye and mouth irritation

• coughing

• increased heart rate

• drowsiness

How plants can help

Humans breath in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants do the opposite. They take in carbon dioxide, water, and light and create oxygen. In addition, they also absorb other gases like the ones listed above. A plant filled room can have half the airborne mold as a room without plants.

What are the best plants for purifying the air?

Here is a list of plants recommended for their air filtering qualities:

  • Palm - dwarf date, bamboo and broadleaf

  • Ferns - Boston, kimberly queen

  • Ivies - English, devils

  • Lilies - flamingo, peace

  • Dracaena - Cornstalk, red-edged

  • Spider plant

  • Chinese evergreen

  • Weeping fig

  • Lilyturf

  • Barberton daisy

  • Florist’s chrysanthemum

What can you do?

Choose plants from this list to help purify the air in rooms you spend the most time in. Add them to your bedroom, home office, and your work office if you can.

How can I help?

Purifying the air with plants is one choice you can make to improve your health. I can help you make healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices. Book a free call to find out how.