According to a WHO survey of 1600 world cities, the air quality of Delhi is the worst of any of the major cities in the world. Other cities like Gwalior, Raipur, Patna, Agra, Lucknow, Faridabad, Ahmedabad and Varanasi also have alarming levels of air pollution. Air pollution has become the fifth largest premature killer in India and is estimated to kill approx. 1.5 million people every year. Accordingly to another survey conducted by WHO, death due to chronic respiratory diseases and asthma are the highest in India.
We are all breathing air, which is highly toxic and equivalent to breathing poison. Indoor air pollutants have ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. Stagnant indoor environments especially the ones with poor ventilation allow air pollutants to build up and stick around in amounts greater than what we should be breathing. This in turn causes a ‘sick building syndrome’ causing problems like headaches, nausea, dizziness, and throat, ear and nose irritation.
High air pollution levels in India are becoming a major reason of concern and needs immediate attention.
The NASA Clean Air Study done in the late 1980s, suggests that certain common indoor plants may provide a natural and cost effective way to remove toxic agents from the air around us helping fight many diseases.
Watch this video to know the top 10 easily available, low maintenance houseplants that work well as air purifiers along with making your spaces look attractive and giving them a touch of green.
Along with benefits of purifying air, these beautiful indoor plants also help increase the humidity in the air and act as oxygenators, improve general health and increase focus. Plants do wonders kept in any corner of your homes and offices and brighten up your spaces making them look attractive, fresh and inviting.
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