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Published: June 12, 2020

Plants, the Amazing Air Filters

Plants Can Be Your Homes Best Air Filtration System

Through photosynthesis, plants convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh

Oxygen and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe. One famous Nasa study published in 1989, found that indoor plants can literally scrub the air of volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene; very toxic substances we breathe daily.

Plant roots can destroy the pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and organic chemicals, eventually converting all these air pollutants into new plant tissue.

Plants are amazing organisms. The plant acts as an extraordinary filter, extracting contaminants from the air and turning them into nutrients for the plant. The most exciting part, plants are the reason why humans can live on the planet:  If it were not for plants, purifying the air, we couldn’t survive. Plants also act as humidifiers; they release water vapor through photosynthesis and respiration.


10 Best Air Purifying Plants

Choosing the right air purifying plants for your home is important.

  1. Daisy’s: Not only are they lovely, but it's also an effective cleanser of the toxin’s formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene.
  2. English Ivy: Effective in reducing airborne fecal particles which makes it the perfect air purifier for your bathroom
  3. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue: With this plant in your bedroom, you are in for a better night’s sleep. It is one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene
  4. Spider Plant: This resilient plant may be a perfect choice. It will quietly battle toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the printing and rubber industries.  This plant is non-toxic to pets.
  5. Aloe Vera Plant: Not only is this a must-have in your kitchen, to help heal a grease burn, but it’s also a succulent that loves to soap up formaldehyde and benzene found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergents.

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