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Harmful chemicals found in our homes
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a product found in a wide variety of manufacturing uses. Over 90% of the TCE produced is used in the dry cleaning and metal degreasing industries. It is also used in printing inks, paints and lacquers, varnishes and glues. In 1975 the National Cancer Institute reported TCE a potent liver carcinogen.
Benzene is an often used solvent and is also present in many ordinary items including oils and paints, plastics and ink. It is also used when making explosives and pesticides, pharmaceuticals and dyes.
Acute inhalation of high levels of benzene is highly toxic and dangerous to your health and symptoms include: nausea, and dizziness, weakness, euphoria, headache, respiratory diseases and blurred vision, tremors and irregular heartbeat, liver and kidney damage, paralysis and unconsciousness.
The most efficient plants to remove Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air are:
• Bamboo Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
• Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Modestum
• English Ivy Hedera Helix
• Gerbera Daisy Gerbera Jamesonii
• Janet Craig - Dracaena “Janet Craig"
• Marginata - Dracaena Marginata
• Mass cane/Corn Plant - Dracaena Massangeana
• Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Sansevieria Laurentii
• Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
• Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum
• Warneckii - Dracaena “Warneckii"
This website contains general information about medicinal plants and their uses. It is intended as a general overview and not as a medical handbook for self-treatment. Many of the medicinal plants described are highly toxic and may cause severe allergic reactions or serious poisoning. We cannot be held responsible for claims arising from the mistaken identity of plants or their inappropriate use. Do not attempt self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Always consult a medical professional or qualified practitioner.