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What is air purifier plant?

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In recent, term ‘air purifier plant’ is getting popular in India, it is used for living plants which were part of NASA clean air study. Plants used in study have become certified air purifier plants, although all plants are air purifier at some extent as they absorbe carbon dioxide and produce oxygen during the photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a process in which green plants use light energy to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds.

NASA, most eminent space agency was concerned about air pollution at their space stations,  in 1989 they proposed to conduct a two years study to find plants which are effective and can be used as a reliable air purifier in their space stations, study report is proven to be most authentic resource till date and its widely accepted all over the world.

Indoor air pollution have been ranked among top five environmental risks to the public health, people spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors where air is 10-15 times more polluted. Furnishings, upholstery, synthetic building materials, and cleaning products in homes and offices emit a variety of toxic compounds, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene, toluene etc, it gets further added by pollen, bacteria, and molds, as outdoor air contaminants like car exhaust finds its way into buildings. All of these airborne pollutants create a passive environment known as SBS (Sick Building Syndrome), which has adverse effects on human mental and physical health.

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