Houseplants for cleaner air
Houseplants can help clean the air in your homes as well as add some wonderful nature to your living space. Synthetic materials in your homes, such as carpeting, paint, adhesives, fabrics and wallpaper, give off fumes. As plants constantly take in air through the leaves, they act as natural air filters. All types of chemicals and compounds then move through the plant and exit through the roots. Bacteria and other microbes in the soil then digest or otherwise break these toxins down. With indoor air pollution such a common problem in today's world, even in the cleanest homes and offices, numerous synthetic toxins can be released from paints, carpeting, furniture, and even cleaning products. These can actually pose a great threat to our family's health. More...