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These 10 Plants Can Improve Indoor Air Quality & Even Fight Cancer Causing Pollutants. How Many Of Them Have You Planted?

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  • Apr 21, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Spider Plant
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Spider Plant

Air pollution is a serious issue in India. Be it in metros like Delhi or Mumbai or Tier 2 cities like Indore, Bhopal or Pune, the air quality index has reached alarming levels. A study conducted in 2013 on non-smokers revealed that Indians have 30% lower lung function compared to Europeans.
 
To avoid health problems, most people thus resort to buying expensive air purifiers and install them at home. But today, we bring you a cheaper and more eco-friendly option. Nature has bestowed humans with many plants that are effective in eliminating toxins and dust from air. We just need to know which ones to choose.
 
So if you have elderly people and small kids at home, consider this seriously. Here are some plants that you must keep at home to purify air indoors and optimize your health.
 
1) Spider Plant
This plant can carry out photosynthesis even in dim light, thus releasing fresh air constantly. It is a great air purifier as it absorbs nicotine from cigarette smoke and decomposes other carcinogens like benzene.

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    Aloe Vera
    Aloe Vera
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    Asparagus Fern
    Asparagus Fern
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    Tulsi
    Tulsi
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    Elephant Ear indoor plant
    Elephant Ear indoor plant
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    Lucky Bamboo
    Lucky Bamboo
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    Chinese Evergreen
    Chinese Evergreen
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    Money Plant
    Money Plant
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    Rubber plant
    Rubber plant
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    Chrysanthemum flower
    Chrysanthemum flower
Aloe Vera
Do you know one pot of aloe is equal to nine biological air cleaners? Apart from CO2, this plant absorbs formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, giving you clean air to inhale.
Four hours of sunlight allows the plant to eliminate 90% formaldehyde in 1 square meter of air!

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