What’s the air quality like in your home? Just because the air quality outside is poor doesn’t mean the air quality in your home has to be.
Here are some common harmful chemicals that can be found in your home.
From: printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, adhesives, and paint remover.
Effects: Dizziness, headaches, and nausea
From: paper bags, wax papers, paper towels, napkins, particleboard, plywood, fingernail polish, fiberglass, and synthetic fabrics.
Effects: Irritation of the eyes, nose, skin, and throat
From: cigarette smoke, dyes, detergents, drugs, resins, synthetic fibers, vehicle exhaust, glue, paint and pesticides.
Effects: irritation to eyes, drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches. According to the world Health organization, chronic exposure to benzene is a well-established cause of cancer.
From: Tobacco smoke, vehicle exhaust, leather products, paint products, and printing products.
Effects: Headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
From: window cleaners, floor waxes, and fertilizers.
Effects: eye irritation, coughing, and sore throat
Ways To Help Improve the Air Quality in your Home
Now you know what chemicals to eliminate in your home, you can do other things to help improve the air quality in our home.
One way to help improve is by the plants you put in your home. They are not only great for decoration and providing a natural atmosphere.
NASA research shows that there are many indoor plants that help filter and detoxify the sir in your home.
Here is the top ten air purifying plants.
- Areca Palm – It removes harmful indoor chemical toxins from the air.
- Bamboo Palm – It helps filter formaldehyde from the air, which can be releases from furniture. It also helps remove the chemical benzene.
- Chrysanthemum – It produces beautiful flowers, and filters benzene and formaldehyde.
- English Ivy – It helps remove formaldehyde from the air. This plant does best in cool locations with moist air. It is poisonous, so keep it away from children and pets.
- Dracaena Janet Craig – This plant removes toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
- Gerbera Daisy – It produces beautiful flowers and needs plenty of sunlight. This plant removes trichloroethylene and benzene.
- Peace Lily – This plant removes trichloroethylene and benzene from the air. does best in low-light conditions. It is poisonous, so keep it away from children and pets.
- Red-Edge Dracaena – This plant removes benzene and tricloroethylene.
- Spider Plant – This is a very hardy plant, so it doesn’t require much maintenance. It helps filter formaldehyde.
- LilyTurf – This plant removes xylene, ammonia and formaldehyde.
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