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5 air-purifying indoor plants that are great alternatives to modern-day air purifiers
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Air pollution in Delhi gets worse around Diwali and these 5 air-purifying plants can reduce the pollution levels inside your room significantly. They are great alternatives to expensive air purifiers.
 

 

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Indoor plants are not just used for home decor but they can also be used to clean the air inside your house
From spider plant to money plant, these 5 indoor plants are great natural air purifiers
 
Every year, around Diwali, air pollution gets worse. This year, the impact was mostly felt in Delhi and its neighbouring cities. The sky is covered with smog, there is minimal to no visibility, schools are shut and hospitals are overcrowded – that's what the situation is like in the capital. From stubble burning to cracker burning, a lot of factors contribute to air pollution.
 
However, there are a few ways that can help you improve the condition. From air purifiers to masks to salt lamps, there are a ton of ways to purify the air around you. But we will discuss possibly the most effective solution – air-purifying indoor plants. 
 
Indoor plants are not just used for home decor but they can also be used to clean the air inside your house. According to a flower-selling company, there has been a 20 per cent increase in the orders of indoor plants post the festive season.
 
5 best air-purifying plants:
 
Money Plant - Money plant is able to absorb chemical toxins from the air such as toluene, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene and it also releases fresh oxygen to breathe.
 
Peace Lily - This plant is one of the best indoor plants for air purification. It can break down and neutralize toxic gases found in the air such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene.
 
Snake Plant - Snake Plant is a hardy succulent. This plant removes toxins from the air, such as xylene, formaldehyde, toluene, and nitrogen dioxide while releasing moisture and oxygen in the air.
 
Areca Palm - Areca Palm is amazing for eliminating toxins from the air while adding beauty to your abode. This plant absorbs poisonous gases, such as carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air. 
 
Spider Plant - According to several studies, spider plant has the ability to remove formaldehyde from the air and it also removes harmful contaminants from the air, such as ammonia and benzene. 

 
 


 
 


 
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