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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Healthy air - Practical post


This is going to be slightly different post from the ones I had before. Anyway, I think of myself as a lifestyle blogger so this practical post about healthy air will fit in fine. Blogging about healthy air is so important for me, it may even be the most important post I ever wrote! This is something I truly believe in and there is nothing not to believe here. We all know plants produce oxygen by absorbing CO2 and other air pollutions. We all know that right?! I will put little picture I found on internet. And here is the link to the web page where picture is from, it's worth looking through, it shows how we are all connected.
However, today's post is about indoor air quality and how important it is to improve it. According to NASA clean air study we should have one plant per 10 square metres. You can find link HERE to read more about it. So I live in 1 bed flat which is quite small if  I am honest, which is about 46 square meters so in this case I need about 5 plants to purify our flat. So if you have a good sized 2 bed flat or house you will probably need about 10 plants at least. I say at least because location where we live is so important. Unfortunately where I live we have a very busy road and our garden gets so dirty so quickly and it's the most dusty property I have lived in because pollution comes from outside and of course from indoors as well. You can find common indoor air pollutions HERE. So we know now that we should open windows as often as we can but for me when I open them I can smell the car fuels so it's not always possible (yes, I know we need to move when I put it this way but at the moment it is impossible for us). So I am looking into plants to help me to purify my living space. This amazing article I found is always on hand on my phone when I  am looking for inspiration. You can find this article HERE. It says that detoxing our body 70% occurs through breathing. So basically no fresh air no health. I would recommend this article for everyone it is so important HERE. I found another useful website which would help you to choose suitable plants for you HERE. Some really good air filter plants needs so little care so if you not best plant carer and don't know how to look after them you can still can find suitable plant for you which won't need a lot of care and would benefit from a little bit of watering once in a while. 

At the moment for my 1 bed flat I consciously bought plants to clean the air for me. I have 8 different air purifying plants at the moment, I am planning to get some more. As I mentioned I live in a city by a busy road. However, we have a garden were we are working as well by planting tons of new plants a lot of them is ferns which purifies the air very well. I would love to get one of these meters which shows how clean is your indoor air but they are bit too expensive for me so I just have to have faith in my plants:) Some of you might think that 8 plants for 1 bed flat can be too much as for a lack of space but trust me it's doable and looks nice as well. Our flat is modern and plants in the right places looks great!

These are my 3 out of 8 plants
Healthy air - Practical post

Healthy air - Practical post

Healthy air - Practical post

You might say you don't live by busy road like me and you ventilate you home enough and you might have air purifier (I do too) and you don't need so many plants in your home. However, think of winter months and NASA recommending 1 house plant per 10 square meters for each home so just to be on healthy side just in case get some plants! :)

Thank you for reading! I hope I put a useful and inspiring blog post for you with lots of links. please let me know what you thought and how many plants you have :) I am looking forward to some feedback;)

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