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Infographic: Houseplants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

by Vivien Mah    

Infographic: Houseplants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

We all know that adding some houseplants is a simple and quick way to improve the look and feel of a room, but did you know that it can also improve your health?

According to studies by NASA, certain plants can filter out dangerous airborne compounds in homes that are associated with respiratory illnesses, cancer, and other ailments.

We found a detailed infographic that shows you what noxious gases are actually polluting your home and which specific plants can combat them!

The plants mentioned below helps to filter out noxious gases which can build over time, namely:

  • Benzene – caused by glues, paints, furniture wax, and detergents
  • Formaldehyde – caused by emissions, disinfectants, or preservatives in consumer products
  • Trichloroethylene – found particularly in homes undergoing renovation
  • Xylene and toluene – found in a variety of household and consumer products, such as household cleaners
  • Ammonia – found in aerosols and sprays used in the home

While the plants do not filter out other contaminants such as dust, hair, pet dander, viruses and bacteria, they are certainly a great complement to air purifiers that do.

Check out the cool infographic below and improve your home indoor air quality quickly today 🙂

 plants that improve indoor air quality infographic


Image Source: Barratt Homes


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Vivien Mah

Vivien is a Marketing specialist with over 7 years of experience in the health and safety industry. After graduating in psychology and communications, she grew to love educating readers and unraveling complexities behind difficult topics through extensive research. Apart from sharing her love for infographics, she also posts regularly on new products, announcements, media mentions and the latest news.

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