A green corner can lower pollutant levels and increase our well-being at the same time
What makes plants so important in fighting domestic pollution?
Plants are much more than just a delight for the eyes. Researchers have found that they can also purify the air, helping to remove the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in paints and coatings, furnishings and electronic devices. Recent studies have found that VOCs pose a danger to human health. According to Professor Niri of the Analytical Chemistry Research Lab, it is essential to combat harmful compounds like benzene, acetone or formaldehyde through effective ventilation. He also suggests using domestic plants to purify the air. In fact, some species can neutralise up to 80% of toxic substances in a matter of hours. When you add that to their attractive appearance and other environmental benefits, it’s easy to make the case for adding plants to your home.
Outside the home, we often think about protecting ourselves from pollutants, whether we fit filters to our cars or wear masks while we jog. But domestic air can be unhealthy as well, causing anything from mild headaches to serious neurological conditions. So why not give your green fingers a twirl and purchase some air purifying indoor plants? When you do, it makes sense to add Faber’s Steam Off System to your household as well. Our Steam Off hood systems completely eliminate deposits and, just like plants, are both beautiful to look at and promote well-being. Thanks to a series of air jets, this elegant hood provides an extremely efficient way to remove toxins from the air, and complements air purifying indoor plants if you want to promote the health of your family.
Choose the right plants to release oxygen both day and night
Only some indoor plants have the capacity to remove toxins and not all can adapt to different environments. Ficus Benjamin and Dracaena Fragrans are two well-known options which emit oxygen during the day, making them ideal for living rooms. But if you need something for the bedroom, have a look at begonia or the phalenopsis orchid, which look beautiful and function at night. According to green designer Sonia Santella, philodendron, spatifillo, anthurium, monstera and ferns work well too. She advises home owners to “create habitats with more specimens” because “when they are placed together, plants are strengthened and reinvigorated.” They will also be strengthened by working alongside a Steam Off System from Faber spa, which blends elegant aesthetics with pollution-fighting properties. So create a toxin-free home today with Faber’s help.