Multiple scientific studies have shown that bringing plants indoors can dramatically improve our health and wellbeing.
Plants clean the air we breathe
Indoor air may contain 10 times more pollution than outdoor air. Of particular concern are the contaminants formaldehyde, zylene and benzene. The good news is that plants can filter many of these toxins. NASA, in particular, have studied this area in depth and are now launching plants into space as part of the biological life support system aboard future orbiting space stations.
READ THE NASA STUDY
Clean air means reduced sickness (and less sick days!)
Plants can reduce sickness and employee absenteeism. One controlled Norwegian study (that monitored 60 workers over two years) showed that workplace health improved considerably after the introduction of plants. Fatigue was reduced by 30%, cough reduced by 37% and dry throat by 25%. The researchers suggested the improvements were due to improved air quality and the psychological value of being in a more pleasing environment with office plants.
Plants improve your wellbeing (and productivity)
Having plants nearby has been shown to reduce stress, improve mental processing, increase productivity and induce good feelings. Humans have an innately positive response to plants. They just make us feel good!
Plants lessen noise
Plants can be used absorb, diffract and reflect background noise, making your space a nicer place to work.
“…it seems worthwhile to encourage interaction with plants, both outdoor and indoor, as this is likely to be a useful environmental initiative with a sound cost-benefit profile.”
Bjørn Grinde and Grete Grindal Patil (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)[/md_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]