Indoor air, no matter if residential living or office space, is one of the most common health hazards we face today. With the amount of time we spend indoors these days at home, work, schools, daycare or indoor recreational spaces we are exposed to a myriad of chemicals on a daily basis. Breathing chemical fumes from building construction materials, harsh household cleaners, furniture, carpets, upholstery, fireplaces, artificial household fragrances, badly maintained heating/air systems (and many more) can add a tremendous burden to our health, especially for children.
“While food and exercise is on many people’s health radar these days, indoor air pollution is still widely underrated.”
One of the greatest ways to clean your indoor air are plants
There are many ways to clean your indoor air and some of them like air purifiers can be cost intensive. Here is a list of the top plants that clean indoor air, evaluated in a NASA study on improving indoor air pollution. When you place the plants in the info graphic below in your main living spaces, they can filter and clean harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia out of your indoor air.
IMPORTANT: Always check any house plant’s safety if it is safe for pets and small children as some are harmful if eaten.