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Houseplants that Help Allergies

House plants for better indoor air quality

Spring is on its way, which means allergies aren’t too far behind. For many, certain plants are what cause their allergies. However, there are plants that can actually help those with allergies too. These houseplants collect pollen and pollutants, helping to clean the air and promote better indoor air quality.

NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to determine which plants would work well in closed environments. Here are the plants they recommend:

  • Mum and peace lilies to remove PCE from the air
  • Golden pothos and philodendron to control formaldehyde
  • Gerbera daisies to control benzene
  • Areca palm to humidify the air
  • Lady palm and bamboo palm as general air cleaners
  • Dracaena to grab allergens from the air and trap them in its leaves

House plants are known to collect dust when sitting around the house, so they should be diligently cleaned to prevent dust collection. Wipe down the leaves with a damp paper towel once a week or so.

Try out a few of these plants to see if they help relive allergy suffering in the home. Another alternative to suffering through allergy season is investing in a AirRanger Air Cleaner from Diamond Heating and Cooling. This electronic polarized media air cleaner filters out sub-micronic allergens, dust and dirt. Many are seeing the difference this air cleaner brings to the home by experiencing less allergies and asthma attacks.

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