Having a small garden in your balcony not only make you house look beautiful but also keep your air clean.
Plants are very effective in filtering out toxic chemicals and pollutants in your home.
Based on the study done by NASA there are some specific types of plants which are a better performer in the function of removal of toxic chemicals from the air.
Plants are able to remove below given toxic form the air
Trichloroethylene: Once inhaled this chemical leads to symptoms like excitement, headache, dizziness, vomiting, and nausea. In extreme cases, drowsiness and coma are also observed.
Formaldehyde: This chemical creates skin irritation. When one get exposed to this chemical the symptoms like irritation of mouth, nose, throat is observed. Sometimes it leads to swelling of the larynx and lungs.
Benzene: This is extremely toxic chemical. Breathing this chemical leads to irritating the eyes and cause drowsiness. It is also responsible for dizziness, increase in heart rate, headache, confusion and can also lead to unconsciousness.
Xylene: This toxic gas can lead to confusion, headache, mouth and throat irritation. Due to too inhalation of this gas, one can suffer from liver and kidney damage, heart problems and coma.
Ammonia: Breathing this toxic fume leads to a sore throat, irritation, and coughing.
All these chemicals lead to various hazardous health issues. It is a shocking fact that thousands of people get killed every year due to air pollution.
Also, the air pollution can be one of the reasons why you are not able to lose weight.
As per the recommendation of researchers at NASA we should have to have at least one plant per 100 square feet of office space and home.
NASA Guide to Air-Filtering Houseplants