Health, well being in your work space.
Much of the research on these beneficial houseplants has been done by NASA scientists researching ways to create suitable space station habitats. All indoors plants (flowering or not) are able to purify indoor air to some degree through their normal photosynthesis processes. But some were found to be more beneficial than others in removing harmful household toxins, even removing 90% of chemicals in the air in only twenty-four hours!
The three main household toxins of concern are:
These carcinogenic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of synthetic substances and materials and are off-gased from new materials for some time (up to several years, depending on the material of product in question). Benzene can also be emitted from gas ranges during use, making some types of houseplants below great for use in the kitchen.
This means these types of houseplants may just decrease your risk of cancers, asthma, allergies, auto-immune disorders and other diseases. Every precious plastics work space should look at this article and make up your own mind. We are all excited about helping out and cleaning up our planet. I hope that this helps
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@timthomson thank you for sharing this information!
Air pollution is THE other huge issue on our planet, so it’s good to know how we can do something about it in our own homes/spaces 🙂
We shouldn’t forget that this is only treating the symptoms of the whole problem though. To really improve the situation, there is much more to do… Recently found these 40 Facts About Air Pollution, quite interesting!
“Fact 18: The best ways to reduce air pollution are by walking and riding bicycle.”
So, plants and bikes. Sounds good to me 😀
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