Boston ferns are the oldest plant on the earth, older than all the flowerbearing plants. These plants not only aids aesthetics but is also useful in removing many harmful air pollutants from the environment. Boston ferns mainly help in removing formaldehyde from the air and provide humidity thus makes the air more pure and fresh.
Major air pollutants removed by Boston fern
1. Absorbs formaldehyde
Studies done by NASA on indoor plants for clean air showed that Boston ferns are capable of absorbing formaldehyde from the environment Formaldehyde is one of the many indoor air pollutants which emits mainly from cooking, smoking, cosmetics, paints, etc. As per WHO studies indoor wooden furniture with formaldehyde resin paints are the main source of formaldehyde pollution.
2. Absorbs toluene
Toluene is another harmful air pollutant that causes central nervous system dysfunction, necrosis, Irritation of the upper respiratory tract, and eyes. Children exposed to these harmful pollutants also suffer developmental problems and reproductive problems in females.
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