Spring is a season of renewal, but often we spend a majority of our time indoors whether it is at work or at home, so bring some of that “spring” into your home or office. In 1989, NASA conducted a clean air study in efforts to find the most effective common indoor plants that have properties of filtering out harmful toxins and pollutants from the air.
There are five most common reoccurring harmful toxin/pollutants that circulate in your air. Trichloroethylene is an industrial solvent found in printing ink, paints, lacquers, adhesives, etc. Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring carcinogen found in paper products such as paper bags, paper towels, and facial tissues, while also found in particle board, plywood paneling, and synthetic fabrics. Benzene is an organic chemical compound and natural constituent of crude oil which finds its use in plastics, synthetic fibers, lubricants, glues, pesticides, etc. Xylene is a petrochemical derived from crude oil and is found in printing, rubber, leather, paint, tobacco smoke, etc. And lastly, ammonia is a common caustic and hazardous compound found in many household cleaning products such as window cleaners, oven cleaners, floor cleaners, as well as floor waxes, smelling salts, and fertilizer. Many if not all of the harmful toxins and pollutants cause adverse effects on humans such as nausea, dizziness, headache, eye/mouth/nose irritation, etc.
There are many effective household plants that filter out harmful toxins and pollutants, Notably the peace lily and florist chrysanthemum can filter out all five of the listed toxins and pollutants! However, both these species of plants are toxic to humans and animals if ingested. And the peace lily contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause skin irritation. Since most homes have loving families and loyal pets, Ken’s AC has the perfect indoor air quality solution that can mimic the natural air filtration property without the harmful side effects these plants carry. Ask a professional at Ken’s AC about the Honeywell F300 Electronic Air Cleaner that not only removes harmful toxins and pollutants but also odors and allergens!
Bringing a little “Spring” into your home or office space can greatly improve the indoor air quality and benefit your health, and the health of your family, loved ones, and/or coworkers!