Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | ePaper

Plants to beat indoor air pollution

On this World Environment Day, which will be observed on June 5, let's a take a look at five indoor plants to bring that freshness to your home. From chrysanthemums to aloe vera, here are plants that will help get rid of indoor air pollution

  • Print


Weekend Plus Desk :
Indoor plants are more than just adding greenery to your home. The help in purifying air in your home. Poor air quality can have both long and short-term effects like respiratory and heart disease, headache, fatigue, eye and throat problems. Hence, instead of taking risk, why not apply a simple way and opt to keep air-purifying plants at your home.
People spend a lot of their time indoors and pollution can be created through any form - from furnishings, household cleaning products, inadequate ventilation, the release of volatile gases, dusdt, tobacco smoke, synthetic fragrances, deodorants, insecticides and pet danders.
An easy solution for improving indoor air quality is plants - these are inexpensive and very effective. Hence, on this World Environment Day, which is observed on June 5, let’s a take a look at five indoor plants to bring that freshness to your home.

Chrysanthemum
Also known as Garden Mums, this air-purifying plant helps in removing toxic pollution like ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene. They are inexpensive and can be found at garden stores.
Spider Plant
Spider plants are very easy to grow, you just need to place them under direct sunlight and put medium amount of water. These plants also help in removing pollutants like formaldehyde, ammonia, toulene and xylene.
Weeping Fig
Also known as Ficus tree, this plant that can grow up to two to 10 feet tall. Plus, they are low-maintenance, you just need to water them frequently and keep under indirect sunlight. It helps in removing benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene.
Peace Lily
Peace lilies are beautiful evergreen plants that have some major air-cleaning abilities. This plants should never be placed under direct sunlight and require little water. It helps remove air-borne volatile organic compounds including ammonia, benzene and formaldehyde.
Aloe Vera
These plants are easy grown and love the sun. Although aloe veras are more popular for its numerous health benefits, it further helps get rid of formaldehyde and benzene that are the byproduct of chemical-based cleaners in your home. 

More News For this Category

How to make your interior decor winter friendly

How to make your interior decor winter friendly

Weekend Plus Desk :Gestures and hospitality arent the only ways to make guests feel welcome as your home interiors and decor play a very crucial role when it comes

Healthy dinner options  to try out this winter

Healthy dinner options to try out this winter

Weekend Plus Desk :This winter try out some food recipes that are not only delicious but healthy too. Vijay Thapliyal, Executive Chef at The Lodhi, New Delhi, recommends recipes

POEMS

See the unseen-Mohammad Mamun MiaWe, human beings are living in this mundane worldLoitering to and fro for earning livingHave we time to see the unseenTo explore the unexplored?Our earth

Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz

Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz

Literature Desk :Naguib Mahfouz (December 11, 1911 - August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of

Educationist, litterateur Begum Rokeya

Educationist, litterateur Begum Rokeya

Shahida Akhter :Roquiah Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932), litterateur, educationist, social reformer, played a pioneering role in awakening Muslim women. She was born on 9 December 1880 into a landed family

Many benefits of horse gram

Many benefits of horse gram

Weekend Plus Desk :Interest in the therapeutic effects of natural plant-based remedies is historical and medicinal plants have been valued for millennia and all over the world to prevent

Women may be at a greater  cardiac risk  due to snoring

Women may be at a greater cardiac risk due to snoring

Weekend Plus Desk :Women who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), as well as snoring, may be at a greater risk of impairment of cardiac function than men, says

Children worldwide not  physically active

Children worldwide not physically active

Weekend Plus Desk :Children around the world are leading sedentary lifestyles and not maintaining a healthy growth and development, says a global report. The report by the Active Healthy

Companies increasing focus on employees’ emotional, financial health

Companies increasing focus on employees’ emotional, financial health

Weekend Plus Desk :To increase productivity, more and more companies in India are beginning to take a holistic view of their employees’ health and wellness, which also includes emotional

Your body may not cope  with evening stress

Your body may not cope with evening stress

Weekend Plus Desk :Human bodies which experience stress in the evening release less cortisol - the primary stress hormone in humans, compared to stressful events in the morning, and