Published On: Sun, Dec 6th, 2015

6 plants to help you breathe easy

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To fight pollution, especially if you are in Karachi , get these air-purifying plants that can help you breathe easy and clean the air in your home

Pollutants in your house

Formaldehyde: In carpets, paints, upholstery, paint Benzene: In lubricants, plastic, synthetic fibres, pesticides Trichloroethylene: In paint removers, rug cleaning liquids, glues

Formaldehyde: In carpets, paints, upholstery, paint
Benzene: In lubricants, plastic, synthetic fibres, pesticides
Trichloroethylene: In paint removers, rug cleaning liquids, glues

Plants that will fix your air: Peace Lily

Nasa discovered in the 1980s that peace lilies absorb pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia and xylene which are present in our homes. For better results, keep it dust free and ensure that the flower is pure white when it blooms

Nasa discovered in the 1980s that peace lilies absorb pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia and xylene which are present in our homes. For better results, keep it dust free and ensure that the flower is pure white when it blooms

Plants that will fix your air: Dracaena

This colourful striped plant very commonly found in Indian homes, looks decorative inside the house and offers the benefit of removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene and trichloroethylene

This colourful striped plant very commonly found in Indian homes, looks decorative inside the house and offers the benefit of removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene and trichloroethylene

Plants that will fix your air: Florist’s Chrysanthemum

One of the prettiest flowers, it is seasonal and not a houseplant. But it eliminates pollutants like formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and ammonia

One of the prettiest flowers, it is seasonal and not a houseplant. But it eliminates pollutants like formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and ammonia

Plants that will fix your air: Bamboo Palm

Also known as reed palm, this an excellent plant to keep in your room especially in the winter season because it gives out moisture in the air; it gets rid of formaldehyde, benzene, carbon-monoxide, xylene and chloroform

Also known as reed palm, this an excellent plant to keep in your room especially in the winter season because it gives out moisture in the air; it gets rid of formaldehyde, benzene, carbon-monoxide, xylene and chloroform

Plants that will fix your air: Golden Pothos

A variety of money plant with light green golden-ish leaves, it is easy to find in India and one of the best indoor purifiers; it's simple to maintain as it doesn't require much water or sunlight; it removes formaldehyde, carbon-monoxide, xylene, toluene and benzene

A variety of money plant with light green golden-ish leaves, it is easy to find in India and one of the best indoor purifiers; it’s simple to maintain as it doesn’t require much water or sunlight; it removes formaldehyde, carbon-monoxide, xylene, toluene and benzene

Plants that will fix your air: English Ivy

A climber which makes any balcony look pretty, it has the quality of removing allergens from mould and pet faeces; it helps eliminate benzene, carbon-monoxide, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene

A climber which makes any balcony look pretty, it has the quality of removing allergens from mould and pet faeces; it helps eliminate benzene, carbon-monoxide, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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