In our homes objects, furniture, walls put small quantities of toxic substances into the air, not to mention those coming from outside, from the street or from industrial plants; all these substances are inhaled when we breathe, and lead to various types of damage, from simple allergies to significant health problems. In recent years it has been scientifically proven that the presence of some plants in the home allows us to filter the air from these toxic substances, which are absorbed by the plants and therefore are no longer inhaled by the inhabitants of the house.
It has always been known that during the day our plants increase the amount of oxygen present in the home, absorbing carbon dioxide, thus already improving the quality of the air in our house; It is scientifically proven that in addition to this great benefit, some plants clean the air of those toxic substances that are dispersed there.
There is no need to live in an industrial area to find poisons dissolved in the air; even if we don't realize it at home we have a series of objects, from furniture to garbage bags, from monitors to wall paint, which are not always produced with completely ecological materials; indeed, many of these objects introduce very unhealthy substances into the air, which we find ourselves breathing daily, especially if our house is equipped with an air conditioning system, which leads us to keep doors and windows well closed. In addition to these chemicals released from the objects, we also have numerous bacteria in the home, which can come from garbage, fruit and pets.
If we live in an area with heavy traffic, or near industries, the air in our house can be worsened even by dust rich in harmful substances.
What and how many plants
There are many plants that help us improve the quality of the air in our home; they are not particularly exotic plants or hard to find, on the contrary: among the plants that seem to purify the air the ficus and the pothos are found, two very diffused plants, very decorative and very easy to cultivate; other recommended plants are the areca, the sanseverie, the orchids; these plants seem to improve air quality by absorbing residues of ethylene, trichlorethylene, formaldehyde. The tillandsias are particularly suitable instead for removing dust from the air. The presence of plants in the home also leads to a decrease in ozone, very harmful if present in the air we breathe. To have a beneficial effect it is not necessary to fill our house with plants, but it is enough to have 1-2 plants for each room of the apartment. Even the old theory that suggested not keeping plants in the bedroom is outdated; at one time it was suggested that plants should not be kept in an area where the night is spent, because most plants in the day introduce oxygen into the air, while at night they introduce carbon dioxide. Apart from the fact that each plant feeds small doses of carbon dioxide, roughly equal to that which a domestic animal or our partner could enter; so it would be like suggesting someone not to sleep with the cat or the partner. In addition to this there are plants that, even at night, introduce oxygen into the air, subtracting carbon dioxide, and most of the succulents: so having a cactus, or a sanseviera in your bedroom, can improve the amount of oxygen in the air, by day, as well as by night.
Plant health: Other advantages
In addition to improving the quality of the air and therefore our health, it has been scientifically proven that the presence of plants in homes also improves people's mood and concentration; the presence of natural elements and the green color in fact improve our intellectual abilities. So the advice is to place a beautiful plant even near the office desk; we will also have to learn to take care of our new partner, but he will reward us with cleaner air and more work relaxation.