Six plants that remove dust and allergens from the room

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Indoor plants can help us make indoor air cleaner. They not only purify the air and remove dust, but also remove toxins.

In addition to releasing oxygen into the air, they are also decorative, and by the way they also absorb allergens such as dust, pollen and fungi.

Below are some suggestions for indoor plants that have such properties:

Green lily (Chlorophytum)

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It is one of the best plants for removing dust and allergens from indoors. It absorbs dust and dirt from the environment through the leaves. The results of research conducted by NASA prove that this plant is one of the best when it comes to removing toxins from the air. It is said that the green lily can remove 95 percent of the poison in just 24 hours. This plant is the most effective in removing formaldehyde and carbon dioxide. It should be kept in a place where it receives indirect sunlight.

Areca palm

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A plant that is a natural air humidifier and reduces the number of dust particles in the air. A study in which this houseplant was around 300 subjects over 15 years showed that it improved the overall health of those who stayed near it, and in particular reduced headaches, eye irritation, respiratory problems and asthma symptoms.

Areca palms collect dust on their leaves, so be sure to wipe them occasionally to prevent it from accumulating. This plant should be placed in a sunny spot as it needs at least eight hours of sunlight per day.

Ficus

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A plant that absorbs dust from your home through its leaves. Dust can often be seen on the leaves, so it should be removed at least once a week. Ficus also moistens the air, which also regulates the amount of dust in the air.

This plant can even reduce the amount of benzene and formaldehyde, along with all the common pollutants in the air. For this houseplant, it is best to be placed on a west-facing window, as it likes strong but indirect sunlight.

Spathiphyllum

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This plant releases oxygen into the air and improves its quality by as much as 60 percent. The plant absorbs dust and fungal spores and uses them as food. It also absorbs other airborne pollutants, including alcohol, acetone, trichlorethylene, benzene and formaldehyde. It also absorbs excess moisture in the room. Spathiphyllum likes a well-lit room, but not direct light.

Sanseveria

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This is a well-known air purifier that absorbs allergens like dust and dander. It collects them on the leaves, and at the same time releases oxygen. This houseplant reduces many toxins in the air, such as formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and carbon monoxide. Tolerates both sun and partial shade.

Ivy

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A plant that prevents the accumulation of dust and fungi in the home. This herb can reduce fungal spores by 78 percent. Fungal spores are easily inhaled into the lungs in contact with dust, which is otherwise very harmful to health, and with ivy this risk will be significantly reduced. It is best to place this plant in a well-lit place with indirect sunlight.

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