Many indoor plants they are very useful for human health and well-being; in addition to their ornamental function, they have benefits such as absorbing and reducing domestic pollution in a natural way. For the care of the indoor plant, the usual small precautions must be kept in mind: good exposure to sunlight and scarcity of water. Let's see in detail what the indoor plants against pollution domestic.
Many plants with anti-pollution properties do not require particular cultural care, on the contrary a few simple attentions are enough. These are plants that can be easily found in greenhouses, in shopping malls in the gardening department: they have a low cost and are quite long-lived. They are also considered therapeutic in practice and are also capable of filtering the air, eliminating many of the poisons present, without our knowledge, in every home. The leaves are able to capture various types of pollutants: cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide that is released when fireplaces are lit, gas stoves.
The most common substances to neutralize are: formaldehyde, present for example in many household furniture, trichlorethylene, used for solvents, paints and dry cleaning, and benzene which is found in fuels, smoke, many plastics and in detergents.
It should be noted, however, that domestic pollution also comes from other sources, such as electrosmog, the pollution that derives from electromagnetic radiation emitted in the home, for example from mobile phones, wireless modems and indirectly from antennas, repeaters, pylons and transformers. found in the city.
Indoor plants against pollution: which ones to choose?
The leaves of the plants listed below have the ability to capture the chemicals present in the air and absorb them. This occurs through a large number of small pores, which are located right on the leaves and know how to capture and convey polluting gases to the roots.
Among the plants capable of capturing the chemicals in the air and absorbing them we find the dracena, the potos, the gerbera, the ficus, the aloe, the anthurium and the spatafillo. For more information, we recommend reading "Plants that purify the air of the house, the list"
Since I have a fireplace in the house and unfortunately little light, I opted for the potos (opothos); it is simple to grow and is quite long-lived. Its function as well as ornamental is to capture carbon monoxide, benzene and formaldehyde.
Many experts also recommend putting it in garages to absorb car exhaust fumes, rich in formaldehyde, a substance toxic to humans and carcinogenic.
Other plants also have the same anti-pollution potential; this is the case, for example, of the chrysanthemum, azalea and ivy. In short, the choice is wide ... ... doesn't it seem appropriate to start considering these natural remedies to purify the air in your home?
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