Did you know Indoor air quality has been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health? Plus, 90% of our time is spent indoors. Living in places containing air contaminants & lacking decent ventilation can cause illness. For example, upholstery, synthetics, furnishings & mattresses can emit a variety of toxic compounds, like formaldehyde. We all worry about any remaining formaldehyde in vaccines, 💉but are we aware that most mattresses are a culprit too? 😱
Houseplants like these listed help to clean the air by absorbing particles from the air. The microbes in the soil are also responsible for the cleaning effect! .
1️⃣GARDEN MUM-it removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, & xylene from indoor air.
2️⃣BOSTON FERN-needs high humidity & lots of water. Removed formaldehyde & xylene in studies. Xylene is found in petroleum & coal tar products. It’s a chemical solvent.
3️⃣SPIDER PLANT-easy to grow if you don’t have a green thumb & kill everything like me! 👎🏽This plant removes formaldehyde & xylene
4️⃣PEACE LILLY-likes the shade; bloom with fragrant flowers 🌸. Removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde & the chemical solvent, trichloroethylene.
5️⃣WEEPING FIG-It can grow 10 feet tall! It’s also pretty low maintenance-So GOOD FOR ME! 😂. It removes pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, & trichloroethylene.
6️⃣DRACAENA-there are 40 different varieties of this plant so you can pick the one that’s most appealing to you. 🌱BE WARNED: they are toxic to cats 🐱 & dogs 🐶. Nonetheless, dracaenas remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, & xylene. #plants #drjess #vegan #vegetarian #airquality #cancer #organic #food #healthy #healthyfood #fitness #foodporn #healthyfamily #healthylife #doctor #md #functionalmedicine #beyourownbestdoctor
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