FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

Indoor Plants: A Natural Way of Combating Air Pollution

Air pollution is responsible for 30 percent of premature deaths in India while every third child in national capital Delhi has impaired lungs. air pollution has been linked to numerous acute conditions including asthma and nausea, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer and respiratory illnesses. Some indoor plants may provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from Air such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethane etc thus help to neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome. These Indoor plants have the ability to remove harmful compounds from the air by absorbing gases through their leaves and roots. The microorganisms living in the soil of these plants also play an instrumental role in neutralizing pollutants. Some of the plants that have found most useful in removing air pollution include Japanese royal ferns, spider plants, Boston ferns, purple waffle plants, English ivy, areca palms, golden pothos, aloe vera, snake plants and peace lilies etc. These plants can be grown easily in an indoor environment to remove toxic pollutants.

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