These 12 Indoor Plants Remove Toxins From The Air And Help You Breathe Easy

These 12 Indoor Plants Remove Toxins From The Air And Help You Breathe Easy

These plants not only liven an indoor space but also ensure the negative effects of toxic emissions don't affect us.

Flora is this amazing gift of nature that is just awesome in every way. From our sustenance to just looking plain pretty, they seem to have covered it all. House plants are particularly happy-making. They make any space inside the house or outside look so inviting and warm and just liven up your mood. They are essential for filtering the air of toxins and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen. So if you don’t already have a plant in your home, you probably should think about adding one.

According to a Clean Air Study conducted by NASA, indoor air pollution is a big threat to human health. Indoor air pollution includes toxic emissions like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene from common household items, all of which are detrimental to our health. For instance, benzene is found in oils, paints plastics, and rubber among others and can irritate the skin and eyes. Many household cleaning agents contain formaldehyde and irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat. While trichloroethylene, which is found in printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, and adhesives, is considered a potent liver carcinogen. These toxins are most commonly found in airtight spaces with limited air circulation, like office buildings and apartments.

To help you breathe easier, here are 12 air-purifying plants that can help you counteract the effects of these toxins:

1. Mass Cane/ Corn Cane (Dracaena fragrans massangeana)


2.  Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea)


3. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)


4. Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)


5. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)


6. Chinese Evergreen (Pilea Peperomioides)


7. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)


8. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)


9.  Snake Plant/ Mother-In-Laws Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)


10. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)


11. Janet Craig (Dracaena fragrans)


12. Ficus (Ficus benjamina)


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