NASA studies air pollution in which observed that indoor air pollution is 10-12 times more harmful than outdoor air pollution. As we know that every human being spend approximate 90% time in indoor only. So our body majorly touch with indoor air pollution so we have to reduce indoor air pollution. Thats why NASA Guide to Air-Filtering House Plants to remove air toxins.
Major OUTDOOR AIR Pollution Sources: Traffic, Garbage, Vehicle, Factories etc
Major INDOOR AIR Pollution Sources: Paint, Plastic, Formaldehyde material etc.
NASA Guide to Air-Filtering House Plants
The number of best indoor plants recommended by NASA to clean the air and remove toxins. The indoor plant can be placed on bedroom, guest room, hall, bathroom, balcony etc.
The major pollutant removed by these indoor plants are benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene toluene, ammonia etc.
- ENGLISH EVY
- PEACE LILY
- SNAKE PLANT
- RED-EDGED DRACAENA
- MONEY PLANT
- SPIDER PLANT
- BARBERTON DAISY
- FLORIST’S CHRYSANTHEMUM
- ALOE VERA
- BAMBOO PALM
English ivy is also known as Hedera helix. This is belongs to Europe and western Asia.
Ivy is evergreen plant, which can be placed on temperature below 60°F and should not placed on direct sunlight to protect plant..
English ivy removes the 579 ug/h of benzene, 402-1102 ug/h of formaldehyd, 298 ug/h of trichloroethylene and xylene and toluene. This may be toxic to pats like dog or cat.
Peace is evergreen plant having leave of 12–65 cm long and 3–25 cm broad. Its flower may be white, yellowish, or greenish in color. This plant does not need more light and water for growth.
Peace Lilly removes the 1725ug/h of benzene, 674 ug/h of formaldehyd, 1128ug/h of trichloroethylene and xylene and toluene. This may be toxic to pats like dog or cat.
As name suggesting, this plants look like a snake. It is also called by Sansevieria trifasciata, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring hemp.
SNAKE PLANT removes the 1196ug/h of benzene, 1304ug/h of formaldehyd, 408ug/h of trichloroethylene and xylene and toluene. This may be toxic to pats like dog or cat. This also remove xylene and toluene.
RED Edged Dracaena is present in India ocean and also called song of India.
It haves the thick stem, evergreen dark color leaves with red color in edges.
Red PLANT removes the 1264ug/h of benzene, 853ug/h of formaldehyd,1137ug/h of trichloroethylene and xylene and toluene. This may be toxic to pats like dog or cat.
Money plant is beautiful plant and you can see this plant in many house or offices.
This is short plant which does not require more light and you can water it 2 day in a week. This is not so expensive.
Spider plant also known as Chlorophytum comosum, airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, ribbon plant and hen and chickens with NASA guide to air-filtering houseplants.
This is colorful flower plant which may be red, yellow, pink, or orange flower.
This NASA recommended indoor plant removers 4886 ug/h of benzene, some ug/h of formaldehyd,1622 ug/h of trichloroethylene. You can use this without hesitation, because this is non toxic plant.
This is toxic indoor plant which having 30–90 cm (12–35 in) height and width.
This removes trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, and other chemicals from the air.
This is present in almost every place and major used in cosmetic and medical purpose in skin, lever and stomach problem.
Mostly this is ornamental agriculture plant but you can put it into house to reduce air pollution.
Bamboo palm is NASA recommended air purifying plant. This plant is 0.3 to 6 m high. Mostly grown in outdoor area but this plant is very much effective in air pollution. Because it remove almost all toxins present in pollutant air and this is not toxic in nature.
Air Pollutant EFFECTS on HEALTH:
- Xylene toluene
Benzene is produced naturally by volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene is found in crude oil and gasoline. It’s used to make plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, rubber lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs and pesticides.
Benzene may cause cancer to human health and it may affect the bones, liver, kidney, lung, heart and the brain also. Even small amount of benzene can cause major problems.
When formaldehyde is present in the air above 0.1 ppm, it may cause watery and burning sensations in the eyes, nose, throat, coughing, wheezing nausea and skin irritation problem.
trichloroethylene may harmful effects on the nervous system, liver, respiratory system, kidneys, blood, immune system, heart, body weight, dizziness, headaches, confusion, euphoria, facial numbness, and weakness.
Xylene & Toluene:
When the exposure of xylene in air is nearby 100 ppm it can effect the central nervous system with depression, other symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
As high concentrations of ammonia in air can causes immediate burning of the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract and can result in blindness, lung damage or death.
Must PURCHASE Indoor Plant to remain Happy and Healthy