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The depolluting plants, think about it!

The depolluting plants, think about it!



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Not content to bring a green touch into your habitat, some plants also make the air look healthier. It is thanks to NASA that we know it! Discover these plants that want you good ...

Thank you NASA!

  • In the 80s Nasa studies focused on air recycling in space shuttles. They discovered that most plants have the property of cleaning up the air.
  • How? They absorb the harmful particles during their breathing, transport them to their roots where they are destroyed by the microorganisms present in the soil. Their action is durable and fast, already measurable from the first days after their installation.

Why depolluting plants at home?

  • Indoor air is more polluted than we imagine. In a study published in May 2007, the Indoor Air Quality Observatory identified 18 volatile organic compounds in homes with higher indoor and outdoor levels.
  • The best known is formaldehyde or formaldehyde when dissolved in water. It comes from burning candles, cigarettes, gas stoves, but also cleaning products or some cosmetics.

Which depolluting plant to choose?

Plants that have proven themselves:

  • Theazalea "exterminates" ammonia from degreasing products.
  • The chlorophytum where the pothos remove carbon monoxide (this is the gas released in case of malfunction of wood appliances, oil, gas).
  • The ficus neutralizes the formalin contained in carpet glues and insulating foams.
  • The ivy is very efficient for filtering the solvents of paints.
  • The philodendron and the Syngonium eliminate formaldehyde.
  • The Boston fernit drinks and releases a lot of water, which increases the humidity and promotes the depolluting action of other plants.

Maryse Damiens

Tips +

• Each plant filters different pollutants, do not hesitate to associate several at the same time.

• Remember to carefully care for your plants. Water them enough. The more water a plant consumes, the more moisture it makes and the better it can remove pollutants. No excess, however, as this could harm the plant.

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