How good is your Indoor Air?

English Ivy (Hedera helix)
In our home we love plants and gardening   and also we are a big fans of being healthy. That is why we are  constantly enjoying being outdoor and the "good air quality that you can find the by the countryside".   We also are aware of our indoor quality air and we have plants too, they beautify the areas of our home, absorb sound and purify the air. 



This article  will guide you to some links and tips to have a good quality of air inside your house.

In 1989 Nasa  studies conducted by Dr. B. C. Wolverton . reporting that specific species of plants remove toxins from indoor air. The indoor pollutants that affect health are:
Formaldehyde found in pressed wood products (hardwood plywood wall paneling, particleboard, fiberboard) and furniture made with these pressed wood products. Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI). Combustion sources and environmental tobacco smoke. Durable press drapes, other textiles, and glues.
Volatile Organic Compounds (benzene and trichloroethylene or TCE)found in  paints, cleaners solvents...
Airborne biological pollutants: mold and dust mites
Carbon monoxide found in nature, appliances, fire places and more.
Nitrogen oxides  found cars and air craft...
Pesticides
Disinfectants (phenols)
Radon.
    Golden Pothos
    'Epipremnum aureum
    '
    These pollutants contribute to allergies, headaches and fatigue through to nervous-system disorders, cancer and death. 

    As NASA  states CERTAIN PLANTS help to remove from your household breathing air major chemicals and toxins.  Also you should provide  proper ventilation (open all windows an door and let your house breathe)  of your home in certain days (air days),those are the keys to healthy air.


    Peace lily   Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa'

    Dracaena reflexa
     Now ask yourself;  how is the air quality in my home?

     For more information see the actual NASA report and this link List of toxin removers plants.

    It is advisable to check for the toxic levels of plants, be aware if you have  pets and children .



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