According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to our health. Carbon dioxide (CO’2) levels that are too high may cause drowsiness, headaches and reduced activity levels.
If you spend most of your time inside a building, you can improve your day-to-day air quality with a selection of detoxifying plants. Here are three easy to care for options to consider.
- Pathos (absorbs formaldehyde, benzene and xylene)
- Peace Lily (absorbs pollutants such as formaldehyde (found in carpeting) trichloroethylene (found in plastics), benzene (found in paints), and xylene (found in adhesives)
- Spider Plant (destroys benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene – a solvent found in leather and rubber)