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12 of the best plants for cleaner indoor air

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, June 25, 2018 . Comments
12 of the best plants for cleaner indoor air
Before we lived in modern houses, we built shelters much more in sync with nature, and reaped the benefits of breathing in fresh air each day. These days, the pollution in our air along with the fact that we live away from nature severely affects the quality of the air we breathe.

Plants absorb air-polluting organic and inorganic chemicals and break them down into compounds that the plant can use for energy. In turn, we get to breathe in the clean air that the plants provide for us.

In a six month study comparing a room filled with plants and a room devoid of plants, the room without plants had a 50% higher level of airborne microbes and bacteria. Another benefit to having indoor plants is that they naturally provide humidity, which can help with sinus problems, asthma, and even anxiety.

Below is a list of plants you can have in your home to help purify the air:

- Peace Lily
- Bamboo Palm
- Spider Plant
- Draceana
- Golden Pothos
- English Ivy
- Elephant Ear
- Lucky Bamboo
- Happy Plant

Happy Gardening!


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