Houseplants That Cleanse Indoor Air and Prevent Allergies

Rid indoor air of toxic, allergy causing substances with these top ten houseplants that cleanse indoor air.

Houseplants do more than just liven up an interior space, they are hard at work cleansing the indoor air. Houseplants cleanse the indoor air breathing in the dirty air and trapping allergy causing air pollutants within their plant structures. Houseplants then exhale clean, oxygen rich air which in turn helps prevent allergies and makes breathing easier for everyone sharing the indoor space with houseplants.

Houseplants not only recycle the dirty indoor and make in clean, houseplants also rid the indoor air of harmful airborne substances like ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene that are found in chemical cleaners and fabric dyes. These types of toxic, airborne substances are found in concentrated amounts within homes and offices, being emitted from carpeting, cleaning products and plastic items.

A couple of houseplants placed in each room of a home or office will cleanse indoor air and help prevent allergies by removing the dirty and toxic substance from indoor air.

Place a houseplant near indoor areas where you spend the most time, like near the desk and near the bed, so the indoor air you inhale most often is fresh and clean. If mold is something that causes an allergy flare, that can be prevented from occurring in houseplant soil by placing an inch of aquarium gravel on top of the houseplant’s soil. The aquarium gravel will also prevent indoor pets from digging in the soil.

Any type of houseplant is beneficial for cleansing the indoor air, there are certain houseplants that do a better job of air cleaning. Fortunately, the hardest working houseplants are among the traditional favorites and are easy to grow. These are the top ten houseplants that cleanse indoor air and help prevent allergies: Rubber plant, Spider plant, English Ivy, Boston fern, Peace lily, Bamboo plant, Corn plant, Schefflera, Dwarf date and Dracaena.

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  1. namita Says...

    On August 31, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Green plants are known for removing carbon dioxide from the air, but they can also filter harmful toxins and pollutants as well. This will make the air in your home healthier for your family, which in turn can help to keep your family healthier as well!


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