Indoor Air Purifying Plant, Mother-In-law’s Tongue – The World Needs In This Pandemic Era – Says NASA


Human beings rightfully depend on the exchange of oxygen to carbon dioxide from plants to suvive.

Since this is naturally essential, a plant known to as snake plant or mother -in-law’s tongue has been approved by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the federal agency that is responsible for aerospace research, aeronautics, and the civilian space program.

This plant is unique since it converts a lot of CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) at night, making it ideal to have several oxygen in your bedroom. In addition to its ability to remove formaldehyde from the air.

Mother-In-law's Tongue
Mother-In-law’s Tongue or snake plant

The snake plant (Sansevieria) is an ideal by Studies, including those performed by NASA, consistently show the plant remove toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides—which means that industries and workspaces such as automotive plants and shops, aircraft plants, plywood, carpeting, paint makers and sellers, printing, and offices, where these chemicals abound in the products produced and used, would greatly benefit by keeping several Sansevieria (snake plants) around.

NASA, whose study purposed to determine how to clean the air in space stations, recommends at least 15 to 18 medium-to large size plants for a 1,800 square-foot home.

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It is recommending 6-8 plants per person to survive if there is no air flow (meaning you could live in a completely air sealed room if you had these plants).

The snake plant also removes formaldehyde from the air. Most plants largely uptake Carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen during the day (photosynthesis) and uptake oxygen and release CO2 during the night (respiration). Above plants can uptake CO2 during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM).

Mother-In-law's Tongue
Mother-In-law’s Tongue or snake plant

Persons with allergies, therefore, should
find a friend in these plants because they are natural and cheap way to stay healthy especially in these pandemic seasons.

Further, public spaces and workplaces, especially, should be aware of the value of air-purifying plants for these reasons. Sick building syndrome (SBS) describes the way the health of certain individuals of a certain residence or building acquires moderate to acute symptoms that are linked to the building while no specific illness can be identified.

Most of the symptoms involved with SBS appear to be related to poor indoor air
quality. They include ear, nose, and throat irritation, coughing, itching, dizziness and nausea, lack of concentration, fatigue, even chest tightness and muscle aches. But the symptoms leave not long after individuals have departed the building.

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Now there are a few things that plausibly explain this, like ventilation that doesn’t properly distribute air; chemicals from carpets, upholstery, copy machines, pesticides, and cleaning agents, outside pollutions being pumped in, bacteria, molds, and viruses. Do you see the alarming link between these explanations and formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides?

Nsempafie Media is eventually advising the entire public to have at least 6 of this plants in homes and offices. They are easy to grow and manage all the cultural practices. Let save lives especially in this unusual era.

©️Nsempafie Media, 2020.

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