The impact of plants on clean air at home
Most of us feel good in rooms with pot plants. Green is not just easy on the eyes. Green is not only soothing for the eyes, so worn out from glaring into computer and smartphone screens all day long. Green is not only soothing for the eyes, so worn out from glaring into computer and smartphone screens all day long. Plants are decorative elements of our apartments and offices, but they also actually influence indoor air quality.
Most of us know that plants “produce” oxygen during the day and breathe using up air oxygen at night. Yet you should not assume that we cannot have pot plants in the bedroom – plants use up negligible amounts of oxygen compared to our needs. Yet you should not assume that we cannot have pot plants in the bedroom – plants use up negligible amounts of oxygen compared to our needs.
Plants absorb such compounds as trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, ammonia – substances emitted by paint, carpeting, walls – as well as toxins found in city smog.
What plants is it good to have at home?
Common ivy, spathiphyllum, hoya carnosa, tradescantia pallida, fittonia albivenis, ficus benjamina – they absorb volatile organic compounds particularly well.
Ferns – we have many strains of ferns, so there is plenty to choose from. They are easy to cultivate and they have excellent toxin absorption properties.
[sources: „Variation in Formaldehyde Removal Efficiency among Indoor Plant Species” Kwang Jin Kim, Myeong Il Jeong, Dong Woo Lee, Jeong Seob Song, Hyoung Deug Kim, Eun Ha Yoo, Sun Jin Jeong, Seung Won Han „Use of living pot-plants to cleanse indor air – research review” Jane Tarran, Fraser Torpy, Margaret Burchett https://www.crazynauka.pl/czy-bezpieczne-jest-trzymanie-roslin-w-sypialni-skoro-noca-zuzywaja-tlen/]