As air, water, and soil pollution increase in Egypt it is becoming a larger threat for the public. The pollution in downtown Cairo is more than 10 to 100 times of acceptable world standards. What is the main cause of this pollution? Sources say that the main producers of pollution are the transportation and open-air waste industries.
In each of these industries there are specific toxins that are causing this amount of pollution. In the transportation industry, carbon monoxide is released and created by the combustion process in motorized vehicles. Sulfur dioxide is also another toxin being released in the air and is caused from factories. These are two of the primary pollutants affecting the air in Egypt. Aside from the primary pollutants affecting Egypt’s environment there is also a big secondary pollutant that is creating problems. Ground level ozone is a big secondary pollutant caused from the carbon emissions in motor vehicles.
In the household there are also a lot of toxins that can be harmful. These toxins include, but, are not limited to; formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene/xylene, ammonia and carbon monoxide. What creates these toxins? These household toxins can come from objects and materials like glue, carpets, ovens, cleaning solutions, etc. They can also come from synthetic materials such as; plastics, fiber and rubber. More specific items range from the food we eat to even what kind of driveway sealant you use, this list includes; coal tar driveway sealant, antibacterial soap, synthetic fragrances, harsh disinfectants, nonstick cookware, round-up ready food, vinyl, etc. The list could go on forever and this is why we need to be aware of what is causing these threatening toxins in the home so we can make the necessary precautions to prevent them from making a negative impact.
One of the largest concerns from this pollution is the increase in asthma amongst the people living in Egypt. Asthma is defined as a common long term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. With this knowledge we can realize how air pollution would cause such an increase in asthma among pedestrians and how it poses a problem for the community.
What could someone do in order to beat the pollution in the air and make their home a peaceful environment? Thanks to purifying plants, you can have this type of environment at home! What is a purifying plant you might be asking, well, in 1998, NASA discovered that houseplants can absorb some of the harmful toxins from the air, especially in small enclosed spaces that have little to no air flow. This discovery has been the basis for more and more studies about these types of plants.
Today people spend more of their time indoors, which is more often than not, more polluted than air outdoors and this is where purifying plants can really help. Purifying plants are known to increase mood and productivity, enhance concentration and memory, and reduce stress and fatigue. Air Purifying plants are essential for your home if you want your air to be healthy, cleansed, and safe to breath. These are some great benefits that any homeowner would be satisfied with, so why don’t you get yourself some air purifying plants!? It is a decision that you will never regret.
Mashtal Purifying Plants
These are some types of air purifying plants with the links to Mashtal Egypt’s website. If you’re interested in these plants, please click on the plant you want to look at and it will take you to some extra information and allow you to purchase if you choose, who doesn’t like convenience!? Enjoy your very own air purifying plant now!
Quick note: Mashtal offers the English Ivy plant which removes 6 very harmful toxins that are found in homes. These toxins include; formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene/xylene, ammonia and carbon monoxide.