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Air Purifiers and Filters

If you happy that you do not live in a polluted city, or not driving on a polluted road, think again. The air you breathe - outside or in your house - can be polluted too.

There are many choices for an air purifier, from cheap simple models to very expensive gadgets. Air purifiers are one of the common ways to reduce pollution inside the buildings.

But there is an alternative. You don't really have to get an expensive air purifier that consumes electricity. Bring home some plants which are especially good in absorbing polluted air. This can be an excellent alternative, that may also be cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing.

plant - a natural air purifier

Did you know that NASA conducted a 2-year study to find ways of reducing indoor pollution, and that the conclusion of the study was that common indoor plants may provide a natural way of helping combat indoor pollution, and also "Sick Building Syndrome". The top ten plants recommended by NASA were:

  1. Bamboo palm
  2. Marginata
  3. Aloe vera
  4. Boston fern
  5. Dracaena
  6. English ivy
  7. Australian sword fern
  8. Peace Lily
  9. Rubber plant
  10. Weeping fig

Other Air Purifiers

Beewax Candels

Pure Beewax candels can burn without scent or chemical smoke. They release negative ions into the air that bind to toxins and air pollutants. They can be a great help for asthma and allergy patients because they reduce common allergens such as dust and dander. Beewax also burns slower than paraffin.

Salt Crystal Lams

Natural Salt crystal lamps are another way to purify air. They work similar as beewax candles, releasing negative ions that bind to allergens and pollutants, including pet dander , pollens and smoke. Oftentimes people with asthma symptoms find that crystal lamps reduce their symptoms. They are also a great nightlight for your kids and don't disrupt sleep hormones like fluorescent lamps!

Charcoal Filters

Bamboo or Coconut Shell Charcoal is also a great way to naturally purify air in your room. Bamboo and Coconut Shell carbon is cleaner than a typical charcoal. Carbon is an extremely porous material that has a great ability to purify air and water via binding to VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) such as formaldehydes, ammonia, benzene and chloroform gases emitted from everyday items such as paint, carpets, furniture, air fresheners, chemical cleaners, plastics, and rubber products.