Growing Indoor Plants To Reduce Air Pollution

June 11, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Green Homes

Indoor Plants, home improvement tipsA major importance of having indoor plants is that they wipe out the toxins from our offices and homes and make them pollution free to a great extent.

Sources of chemical emanations causing air pollution indoor are ammonia, acetone, alcohols, chloroform, benzene, xylene and formaldehyde. These chemicals are often discharged from nail polish remover, cosmetics, office correction fluid, adhesives, pre-printed paper forms, carpeting, ceiling tiles, caulking, paints, floor coverings, stains, varnishes, particleboard, cleaning products, photocopiers, plastics, tobacco smoke, facial tissues, gas stoves, paper towels, plywood, computer VDU screens, draperies, carpet glue, etc. Research suggests having plants that are most effective in removing chemical vapours like Aloe vera, Arrowhead vines, Azalea, Boston fern, Chinese evergreen, Christmas cactus, Cyclamen, Dracaena, English ivy, Florist’s mum, Golden Pothos, Miniature date palm, Peace lily, Red emerald philodendron, Snake plant, Spider plant and Wax begonia. These are a few plants that help to keep the air quality healthy.