Houseplants as Allies for Clean Air

    In major cities around the world, air pollution levels routinely exceed annual regulatory limits for nitrogen dioxide. In some cities, annual limits are already exceeded as of January. These conditions increase the likelihood of respiratory and cardiovascular disease in the long term.

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    This information is bad enough on its own and would seem to make indoor air safer. However, this is not always the case. Mainly because rooms are cluttered with furniture and fabrics that can produce formaldehyde vapors, and kitchen utensils can produce nitrogen oxides.

    What can we do to avoid all the negativity? The answer is simple: nature can help us. Houseplants are an excellent way to improve indoor air quality. This is because houseplants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants (such as formaldehyde) and provide nutrients for them. Instead, they release vital oxygen into the air.

    We have selected a few plants that are easy to clean and easy to care for; they are also easy to keep clean.
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    The Brazilian rubber tree

    Thanks to its large green leaves, the rubber tree can trap dust in the air and produce oxygen.

    The beautiful green anthurium, which flowers 300 days a year, is one of the best in the “purification business”

    . It can remove formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene, and xylene from the surrounding air.

    Although not a very popular name, Toch\’s tongue is very useful. It removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air. It is also remarkably easy to clean.

    This creeping plant not only looks good thanks to its heart-shaped leaves. It absorbs formaldehyde from the air and, like other plants, can produce oxygen.