Houseplants: Do you know that air pollution is one of the five great threats to human health in the world?
Air pollution is associated with several diseases including asthma, headache, chemical sensitivity, and even cancer.
The concentration of many domestic pollutants is two to five times higher than that of outdoor. Fortunately, by using houseplants we can bring a part of nature to our homes to have a healthier environment.
In the late 1980s, NASA researchers investigated the ability of houseplants to clean the air and remove toxic agents such as benzene.
They published a list of plants that can clean the air. It is best to have the following plants at your home or work office to breathe easily:
Aloe vera releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night and it is ideal for the bedroom.
Researchers believe that this plant will eliminate all indoor air pollution within 12 hours.
NASA found this plant can remove 96 percent of the carbon monoxide and 99 percent of the nitrogen dioxide within a sealed chamber.
The interesting thing about this plant is that it absorbs very small pollen or spores through its leaves and uses its roots as food.