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Effective ways to cleaner, healthier home air

by DrPrem Jagyasi


We think air pollution is only outside on the streets and not in our home. However, it was found that air is much more polluted in a home than it is outside. It is a big problem but some easy yet extremely effective ways you can use to get rid of indoor toxins.

Grow these indoor plants

These are the indoor plants you must have in your home, as they work to bring a considerable fall in the presence of benzene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde:

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant

Rubber plant works extremely well to clean indoor air by removing toxins, especially formaldehyde. Rubber plant demands minimal care, as they do not require much of lighting and water.

Areca Palm

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A vase shaped plant also known as “Butterfly Palm,” the Areca Palm looks lovely. Its leaves have the potential to taking all toxins and clean the indoor air.

English Ivy

English Ivy

English Ivy is such an efficient plant in terms of toxin removal from the indoor air that even if you keep the plant for mere six hours inside, it brings down the airborne mold and other pollutants by 68%.

Spider Plant

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Spider plants have beautiful leaves having different shades of green color. It requires minimal sunlight to perform photosynthesis. They aid in the removal of all the toxins including benzene, styrene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde.

Light beeswax candles

Light beeswax candles

If you are someone who loves to light up home in romantic candle light then you must ensure that you only light beeswax candles and not the regular paraffin candles that release benzene, toluene, and other chemicals. Beeswax candles they do not release any smoke and release negative ions into the air that remove toxins from the air. They remove allergens from the air helping people with allergies and asthma feel better, and they burn slowly that means they last longer.

Bamboo Charcoal

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Charcoal has natural odor removal and toxin removal abilities. Charcoal blocks people use to remove toxins from water, similarly you can use bamboo charcoal for purifying indoor air as well. You put bamboo charcoal in cloth bags or get the readymade bags that help remove bacteria, harmful pollutants and other allergens. A bamboo charcoal bag you can use for around two years and after that just pour it around plants and it works as a fertilizer.

No shoe policy

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You must apply the “no shoe policy” to your home, as in keep separate shoes for outside that nobody is allowed to take into the house. Ensure everybody in your family observes this rule always, and you will see a remarkable decrease in the air pollutants inside.

Strictly avoid these things

Addiction. Young woman with lighter lighting up cigarette. Addicted girl smoking. Nicotine problem. Copy space on white. Studio shot.

Say no to indoor smoking, excessive moisture and dust buildup, and use of chemical cleansers, paint and synthetic fibers because these all contribute a lot to pollute the air inside a home. Avoiding all these things is not tough because you can replace all the chemical cleansers and paints with the natural and eco-friendly products that are easily available in the market.

Essential oils

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Viruses, fungi, mold, and bacteria play an integral role to degrade the quality of indoor air. Simply diffuse essential oils such as cinnamon, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, oregano, grapefruit lemon, or clove oil every day for some time and see the difference.

Salt Lamps

Salt lamps

Salt lamps help cleanse indoor air naturally. They leave negative ions that kill allergens and help air get rid of toxins. Salt lamps are made of Himalayan salt crystals and work as air purifiers. Besides cleaning air, salt lamp also dilutes odors and help people breathe easier.

Many simple yet very effective ways help purify air naturally. Those ways are easy, affordable, and are eco-friendly.

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