The so-called volatile organic compounds (COV), present in paintings, furniture, printers and Cleaning products, can contaminate our home. To eliminate them and improve air quality, a good ally is the inside plants that we present below. Surround yourself with them to purify your house.
Investigations of the Nasa revealed that the planta dracaena is capable of absorbing specific compounds, such as carcinogenic formaldehyde, in a closed space. The dracaena It sucked up about 94% of acetone, a penetrating chemical abundant in beauty salons. If we have pets, we must be careful with this plant, given that it is toxic to cats and dogs.
Is a plant Originally from Brazil, it is characterized by having a very deep chalice. Scientists at the State University of New York in Oswego (USA) found that bromeliad absorbs more than 80% of compounds such as benzene or toluene present in the environment.
In addition to their culinary use (in Asia they are used for make tea), chrysanthemums can be used to purify the air. They are not expensive and with them you will have your house free of ammonia, among other harmful compounds.
It is one of the most used plants to decorate the rooms. Ficus need very little water and are perfectly adapted to high temperature conditions and low light and humidity. They are effective for remove formaldehyde from air.
It does not require much attention (with watering it once a month is enough) and it holds both high and low temperatures. Helps remove chemicals such as benzene, xylene, toluene, trichlorethylene and formaldehyde.
Their medicinal properties they have converted this plant in one of the most common in the homes. It is good to treat burns, wounds, sores and ulcers. But in addition to all this, aloe vera cleans the house of benzene and formaldehyde.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.