House plants that purify the air. Biologist explains
A plant ecologist from the Warsaw University Botanical Garden stresses that plants thatóre clean the air, have a positive effect on well-being, especially in winter, when the apartment is very dry due to artificial heating.
– Such species, whichóre worth using in apartments, and about whichór which are known to reduce the level of someórych air pollutants, are e.g. winged flower, agglonema, someóre varieties of dracaenas, sansewieria or golden epipremnum,” he enumerates the conversationówca PAP.
These are not expensive and difficult to access species,” stresses the scientist. On the contrary, they can be purchased at most storesóin gardening in Poland. Importantly, they absorb and neutralize harmful compounds present in the atmosphere of the premises, m.in. – Formaldehyde (whichóry is found in e.g. in the composition of the materialóin construction or furniture) or benzoapirene (a harmful compound formed m.in. during the burning of wasteóin, whichóry hits home during weathering).
Sansevieria, photo. University of Amsterdam
As the scientist explains, growing plants at home has a very positive effect on well-being especially in winter, when the apartment is very dry due to artificial heating. The presence of plants then makes the air more humid, because plants evaporate water. Thus, they are stabilizing the atmosphere in dwellings.
Plants, whichóre clean the air in the home are the very benefits. – First of all, the fact that we will breathe better, we will have less pollution indoors, we will have higher humidity, but greenery also has a very tonic effect on our well-being – the company of plants, their proximity, works not only on the body, but róalso on the soul,” the expert concludes.