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Five houseplants that remove dust from your home and purify the air

Houseplants can effectively remove harmful particles from the air in our living spaces. Specific houseplants have been identified as particularly effective at eliminating toxins commonly found in household products

India TV Lifestyle Desk Edited By: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: March 29, 2023 18:30 IST
Image Source : FREEPIK Five houseplants that remove dust from your home, purify air

In today's fast-paced and modern world, most of us spend a significant amount of time indoors, whether it's in our homes or offices. However, the air we breathe contains a variety of harmful particles such as dust, chemicals, and allergens, which causes numerous health problems. One way to combat this problem is by bringing houseplants into our living spaces. Here are some specific houseplants that have been identified as being particularly effective at removing dust from the air: 

Spider plant

Spider plants, also known as Chlorophytum comosum, are popular houseplants that help purify the air. They effectively eliminate harmful particles from the air, particularly volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde and xylene, which are commonly found in building materials and household products. 

Peace lily 
Peace lilies, also known as Spathiphyllum, are popular houseplants known for their ability to remove harmful pollutants from the air. They are particularly effective at removing formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, which are commonly found in household products such as cleaning agents, furniture, and carpets. 

Boston ferns 
Boston ferns, also known as Nephrolepis exaltata, are popular indoor plants known for their lush foliage and air-purifying abilities. They have been found to effectively remove several indoor pollutants, including formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene, which are commonly found in household cleaning products, paints, and solvents. Boston ferns purify the air by absorbing pollutants through their leaves and roots, and then breaking them down into harmless byproducts, a process known as phytoremediation. 

Snake plant
Snake plants, also known as Sansevieria,  have been found to have excellent air-purifying properties. Snake plants have been shown to remove a variety of toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and trichloroethylene. These toxins are commonly found in household products, such as cleaning agents, paints, and plastics, and can cause a range of health issues, including headaches, dizziness, and respiratory problems.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera is the next popular succulent plant that is known for its medicinal properties and its ability to purify the air we breathe. Aloe vera is particularly effective at removing pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene, which are commonly found in cleaning products, paints, and plastics.

Incorporating houseplants into our indoor environments can have numerous benefits, the plants mentioned above have been identified as some of the best air-purifying plants, and are easy to care for and can thrive in a variety of indoor conditions. By introducing these plants into our living spaces, we can create a healthier and more pleasant environment for ourselves and those around us.


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