Indoor plants, a green anti-pollution weapon?

Indoor plants a green anti pollution weapon

What can you do to improve the air quality in your home? First answer: ventilate! In addition, some plants can absorb pollutants from the air. But what about in real conditions, in the habitat?

Formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, etc. are chemical compounds that pollute your home for years, without you realizing it. They are indeed found in commercial specialties that you commonly use such as paints, detergents, cosmetics and maintenance products. Some of these substances would be responsible, according to specialists,allergies, respiratory diseases, chronic fatigue and one would even suspect them to be sometimes carcinogenic.

How to prevent pollution in homes

However, works (see here for example) have shown that most of our plants indoor have the ability to transform said unwanted substances into clean particles! However, make no mistake about it: to improve indoor air quality, it is above all essential to ventilate and ventilate the rooms.

THE’Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) estimates as follows: “The ‘depolluting plants’ argument has not been scientifically validated with regard to the levels of pollution generally encountered in homes and new scientific knowledge in the field. In terms of improving the indoor air quality, the priority remains prevention and limiting sources of pollution (maintaining water heaters and boilers, reducing the use of household chemicals, etc.) accompanied by ventilation or more generally ventilation of the premises (maintenance of the ventilation system, do not block the ventilation openings, open the Windows a few minutes every day …) ”. Be that as it may, the cultivation of some of these plants will bring a lot of charm to your different rooms …

It’s a fact, Pollution causes health problems. For better air quality in living spaces, it is therefore important to open the windows every day for a few minutes and to reduce sources of pollution by maintaining the heating and ventilation system, by limiting chemicals. household … Some indoor plants could help absorb pollutants, this is what we will see in this article, while learning their requirements and maintenance to keep them healthy. Good reading !

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