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Add Air Purifying Plants to Your Moore County Home and Breathe a Little Easier

  • October 01, 2013

Indoor plants allow people to enjoy a bit of nature while inside their homes. While their visual appeal is the reason most people adorn their homes with them, many also serve as air purifying plants. They actually help clean the air, making your living space healthier and more comfortable to be in. Include such plants in your home as part of an overall air quality improvement plan, and start breathing in the fresh air today.

What’s Polluting Your Air?

Though you’re unable to see them, there are many harmful pollutants that may be floating through the air in your home, and constantly breathing in these toxins can be bad for your health. Some of the more common pollutants include acetone, methylene, benzene, chloroform and formaldehyde. Scientists at NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America discovered certain house plants that are able to clean your air and combat those nasty toxins.

The Best Air Purifying Plants 

  • Areca palm: Removes your home of toxins such as xylene and formaldehyde, and also acts as a natural humidifier.
  • Peace lily: Decreases formaldehyde and benzene.
  • Snake plant: Eliminates nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde and many other chemicals.
  • Aloe vera: Depletes gas emissions from highly toxic materials.
  • English ivy: Fights off chemicals released from synthetic materials as well as benzene and formaldehyde.
  • Marginata: Eliminates formaldehyde and benzene, but be aware that it’s harmful to dogs.
  • Chinese evergreen: Removes benzene and formaldehyde, is easy to care for and is noted for its beauty.
  • Boston fern: Gets rid of xylene, benzene and formaldehyde, and is also a natural humidifier.
  • Spider plant: Reduces many poisonous gases as well as toxins like formaldehyde and xylene.
  • Golden pothos: Combats benzene, xylene and formaldehyde, among others. It’s not a good choice if you have kids or small animals though, as it’s toxic.

Our expert contractors have been proudly serving Moore County and the surrounding area for many years. For more trusty tips on air purifying plants and other topics related to home comfort, please contact us at Comfort Services, Inc.