Plants to improve indoor air quality

Plants to improve indoor air quality

Protecting your home and business's indoor air quality is very important. Many sources of common indoor air pollutants are well-known: Second-hand smoke, carbon monoxide, and radon are the biggest causes for concern. There are also lesser known sources of common indoor air pollutants. You can add some potted plants to improve indoor air quality!

Did you know? Indoor air can be five times more polluted than the air outside. The presence of plants has been proven to lessen environmental pollution, and increase productivity. Add these common plants to improve indoor air quality!

Plants to improve indoor air quality

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Here are the top 5 plants to improve indoor air quality within your home and office space!

Areca Palms: Areca Palms clean the air especially well. Due to their 60 leaflets, they can filter airborne particles.

Peppermint: Mint can increase your alertness and enhance your memory, according to a study in the International Journal of Neuroscience.

English Ivy: English ivy is effective at absorbing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold spores, and airborne pollutants spread by computers and other common office machinery. These pollutants are known to cause headaches and nausea.

Lemon Balm: Studies show that lemon scents improved people's moods and raised their levels of norepinephrine, the chemical in our brains linked to mood and behavior.

Golden Pothos: Researchers found that this robust vine reduces indoor ozone. Low ozone levels, like those emitted by printers and copiers, can cause irritation of the throat, and chest pain in particularly sensitive individuals.

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