The ozone layer is a layer of molecules containing oxygen that help absorb the sun’s UV rays and but also helps to keep the heat in the atmosphere from escaping.
The ozone layer was being depleted by chemicals released by industry, Mainly chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The increasing pollution leads to Global warming.
Global warming is the heating up of our atmosphere and is having effects on the weather and climate (more floods, cold spells, and heatwaves). Global warming is mainly caused by increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, caused by overuse of fossil fuels like coal and oil.
Plants take up carbon dioxide and use it in photosynthesis – so planting more plants may be a great help in reducing carbon dioxide levels. We should stop cutting trees down and start planting them!
So it is important that you buy air purifying plants before the polluted air will reach beyond its threshold level.
1. Aloe vera (Aloe vera)
Aloe vera is an evergreen perennial succulent plant species of the genus Aloe categorized under plants family asphodelaceae.
It is one of the most amazing plants which is beneficial for a multitude of problems, its been used for medicinal purposes from ancient times.
It is hardy to adverse weather conditions and suits to grow in bright light and deserts. It is effective in cleaning benzene and formaldehyde.
**2.Peace lily **
Peace lilies are commonly known as Spath or Spathiphyllum, Peace lily plants are perfect for tabletops or plant stands. Because peace lily is one of the most efficient houseplants at filtering indoor pollutants from the air, it’s a great pick for bedrooms.
It was found to be one of the most effective plants which remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene, toluene and several other known pollutants from the air.
It can be placed Indoors with Shade or with artificial light. The peace lily is easy to grow, these plants will flower for much of the summer.
3. Areca Palm
This plant is most effective to create oxygen and filter common toxins like formaldehyde (present in carpets, particle board furniture, pressed wood products, foam insulation, paper products, cleaning agents, adhesives, permanent-press clothes and fire retardants), trichloroethylene (found in varnishes, paints, and adhesives), and benzene.
4 Spider Plant
It is easy to care, elegant, fast-growing and popular houseplant, found to clean formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Since formaldehyde is found in common household products like adhesives, grout and fillers, it’s a good idea to keep this plant around your kitchen and bathrooms especially.
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Ficus elastica, commonly known as the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, or Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree, It is a species of plant in the genus fig. Rubber plant found to be very good at removing formaldehyde, one of the most common toxins found in our indoor air.
One of the most used interior landscape plants Aglaonema is easy to care and can be maintained at the lower light levels often found in the home or office environment. This plant is very effective in removing the air pollutants and toxins of the area.
You can grow this as an indoor or outdoor plant. NASA places this plant among the top 3 types of houseplants great for removing formaldehyde. Also known for removing carbon monoxide and increasing general indoor air quality.