There’s sometimes I feel like that fish in “Finding Nemo.”
You know the one I mean, the germaphobic fish named Gurgle who’s horrified to realize that “People! Do you realize we’re all swimming in our own–!”
Don’t laugh. The air in our household during winter is about as bad.
Indoor air quality is among the Environmental Protection Agency’s top 3 health concerns. The agency reports that with dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke, Radon gas and more, the air inside your home can be 2-5 times dirtier than the air outside–especially during winter when doors and windows are firmly shut.
Mother Nature sighs, gathers her diaphanous green skirts and comes to our rescue with–plants.
The humble houseplant–the right ones, of course–can clear astonishing amounts of toxins, allergens and pollution from indoor air. Here’s a handy list:
House Plants That Actually Clean The Air