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5 Indoor Plants That Remove Toxins From Your Home

Air pollution isn’t just an outdoor issue in Yuma. The air inside your home can expose you to toxins, including ozone, that can affect your respiratory system and lead to other health problems. You can reduce your exposure to these harmful substances and improve indoor air quality by adding certain plants that remove toxins in your home.

Spider Plants5 Indoor Plants That Remove Toxins From Your Home

Penn State University researchers found that these plants, which are easy to care for, are effective at removing ozone from indoor environments. They’ll also help rid your home of carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene.

Golden Pothos

This rapidly growing plant, which is often found in hanging baskets, removes ozone and formaldehyde from homes. In addition to keeping one of these plants in your home, you can also put one in your garage to cut down on the toxins produced by car exhaust.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is another toxin-removing plant that is easy to grow and maintain. It needs plenty of sunlight and just a little water. Aloe vera helps get rid of benzene and formaldehyde. The plant’s gel also has some first aid properties, such as helping wounds heal and soothing burns.

Chinese Evergreen 

This plant adds some color beyond green, with its bright red berries. It does not require a lot of care and boosts the air quality in your home by gradually getting rid of toxins over time.

Red-Edged Dracaena

This plant is noted for the bright red edges on its leaves. It needs more space than other house plants, since it tends to grow tall. The red-edged dracaena is one of the best plants that for removing toxins because it helps remove several, including formaldehyde, xylene and trichlorothylene.

For more information about cleaning your indoor air and other HVAC system concerns, please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Co. We’ve been providing quality HVAC services in the Yuma area since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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