Did you know that growing houseplants can lift your mood and also help you breathe easier? A smart list of houseplants that purify the air, as recommended by NASA, can help you reduce chemical fumes and have stronger home air purification. Air cleaning is especially important with now that fall is here because many people will be staying indoors for longer periods of time. With our homes filled with computers, electronics, carpet fumes, and all types of chemicals, keeping our indoor air quality clean can be a challenge. The good news; some houseplants make great chemical absorbing tools.
Plants Can Remove Chemicals from the Air for Home Air Purification
There was a two year study done by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to determine ways to create breathable atmosphere in outer space. Their research demonstrated that many tropical plants are very effective at processing carbon dioxide as well as other gases and chemicals. Below is the list of recommended plants for reducing toxic chemicals in indoor environments. Removing harmful chemicals and returning fresh oxygen is a great thing for your home air purification.
NASA’s Recommended Chemical Absorbing Houseplants List –
- Golden pothos
- English ivy
- Peace lily
- Snake plant
- Gerbera daisy
- Spider plant
- Chinese evergreen
Home air purification with houseplants can be as simple as growing a few plants indoors from the above list. Find fresh air for your home. It is a great investment for your family and friends.
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