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Environmental management by air purifing plants

Madhuri Kumari Das*
University Departement of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 13th November, 2017 ; Revised :28th December, 2017

Abstract: In the race of development humans have become indifferent towards their nature which has become the reason of environmental equilibrium disturbance, due to which environmental management came into existence which includes the management of all environmental components like air, water, soil, flora, fauna etc. Air is a component which we can’t limit to a certain area like water or land thus the pollution in it is most likely to be spread very easily. In some cases it has been found that the air in a close compact building is worse that the air outside due to the presence certain carcinogenic chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of synthetic material, paints, dyes, furniture wax etc. These chemicals are benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene etc. which may cause cancer, asthma, allergies and the sick building syndrome (SBS). The very famous “NASA CLEAN AIR STUDY” was conducted by the NASA in order to keep astronauts healthy in space and long term space inhabitation that  performed by scientist Bill Wolverton and co-workers and at end of the study they concluded that, there are some plants in nature that can remove the toxins very efficiently in a very less duration of time eg: Sansevieria trifasciata, Chlorophytum comosum. So despite of using costly air purifiers these air purifying plants can be the best and cheap alternative to get clean and pure air.

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