Home With House Plants

Do you realize that formaldehyde, a colorless, pungent-smelling gas, might harm our health? Formaldehyde can be found in the following places:

Tobacco smoke and combustion sources in the environment (burning wood, kerosene and by automobiles)

Some paints, cosmetics, and coatings contain preservatives.

a coating that is applied on paper products

pressed wood items, as well as furniture manufactured from pressed wood products

urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) and fiberglass insulation are examples of urea-formaldehyde foam insulation.

Glues, durable press drapes, and other textile.

Wow! There must be a lot of formaldehyde in our homes, based on the list! When exposed to high levels of formaldehyde, it can induce watery eyes, burning feelings in the eyes and throat, nausea, and difficulty breathing. It has also been proved to cause cancer in animals, and it is possible that it will cause cancer in humans. Eye, nose, and throat discomfort; wheezing and coughing; exhaustion; skin rash; severe allergic reactions are all possible side effects. Asthmatics may experience attacks if the concentrations are too high.

Because individuals spend nearly 90% of their time indoors, we must ensure that our homes are well ventilated at all times. Aside from that, consider incorporating the following plants into your home:-

Dracaena - Chrysanthemum -!vy

- Nephrolepsis Exaltata (Boston Fern) - Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)

- English Ivy (Chlorophytum Comosum) - Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum) (Hedera Helix)

According to reports, NASA conducted an experiment in 1973 to find a solution for maintaining air quality inside restricted areas, and the results demonstrate that the plants mentioned above are capable of removing contaminants from the air. Because various plants absorb different pollutants, mixing a minimum of two plants per 100 square feet of floor space is a good idea. Of course, having more isn't a bad thing (except in the bedroom, where you'll need the oxygen at night!) as long as you know where to put them.