We’ve told you before that the toxic chemicals contained in many commercial household cleaners can leave your home ‘dirtier’ than before you did the housecleaning.

Commercial household cleaners can contain any of a long list of toxic chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens (cancer-causing agents), endocrine disruptors (interfering with human hormones) and neurotoxins (affecting the brain). Among others, they include:

  • Ammonia
  • Coal Tar Dyes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Benzene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Chlorine
  • Triclosan

And these compounds are not only in your cleaning products. Even if you get rid of all your toxic cleaners, these chemicals can still be in the air of your home coming from things like air fresheners, dryer sheets, and even bubble bath.

Still, many people continue to use harmful cleaning solutions thinking that, because they are not exposed to them all the time, the harm might be minimized.

But, any household with any of these products in it can be exposed to their harmful ingredients almost constantly.

Many of the dangerous compounds listed above can become airborne through evaporation, especially when they are in use. Window cleaners are particularly bad for depositing their harmful ingredients into the air of your home because they contain agents to help them evaporate quickly and minimize streaking.

24-Hour Air Cleaners Courtesy of Mother Nature

It’s well known that household plants are great for keeping the air in your home fresh and healthy. But if you still use chemical cleaners or similar products in your home, you may want to cultivate a few of the following plants. They are among the best plants for cleaning the air in your home, particularly of many harmful chemicals.

1. Rubber Plant

While not literally made of rubber, these plants are almost as tough and durable. They have been proven to remove formaldehyde, which is not only found in cleaners but furniture fabric too.

2. Boston Fern

A favorite in hanging planters, they are great for removing formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.

3. Areca Palm

Declared by NASA to be on of the most powerful air-cleaning plants there is.

4. Peace Lily

Peace Lilies clean the air and produce beautiful blooms too.

5. Snake Plant

Popular in home décor since art deco days, Snake Plants can also remove pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Now that you know how to purify the air in your home around-the-clock, all you need to do for a healthier home is to stop using harsh commercial cleaner. Better yet, stop cleaning altogether and let Mona Eco-Friendly Cleaners do it for you.