Nature's Air Purifiers
Those plants in your office or home are not only decorative but scientists are finding them to be surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside modern buildings. Tightly sealed offices with their beautiful furnishings are proving to be hostile environments. All sorts of dangers lurk inside: formaldehyde and benzene gases released building materials, furniture and carpeting; ozone from copy machines; fumes from cleaning solvents; radon and second smoke.
NASA Research Focuses on Living Plants:
We all may be breathing a lot easier thanks to promising National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research on a most sophisticated pollution-absorbing device: common office and house plants.
NASA research on indoor plants has found that house plants are efficient at absorbing contaminants in the air that some will be launched into space as a part of the biological support system aboard future orbiting space stations. Dr Bill Wolverine, a research scientist, believes that NASA's findings about indoor plants have down to earth applications for cleaning dirty indoor air.
Indoor Plants For Better Breathing
In the initial NASA studies, a dozen varieties of common interior plants were placed in sealed, plexi-glass chambers. Formaldehyde, a toxic chemical with greatest exposure in humans, was introduced. Within 24 hours, the plants---
Philodendron, Spider plant and golden pothos--removed 80% of the formaldehyde molecule from the chamber.
Breathe Easier With Plants
We are exposed everyday by any hundreds of indoor chemicals. Carbon monoxide, formaldehydes and benzene are the most common and dangerous pollutants we come in contact with, in the home and workplace. The building industry has been so efficient at making air-tight structures in the home and office that people are getting sick. There has been a frightening rise in asthma, "sick building" syndrome and other airborne pollutant-causing ailments, general attributed to energy-efficient construction.
The risk posed by indoor pollutants are comparable to those associated with exposure to chemicals or radiation in industry settings, observed Dr Anthony V Nero, Jr., a leader in the study of indoor air pollution.
.Plants Can Clean The Air in Your Environment
NASA research has consistently shown that living and flowering plants can remove several toxic chemicals from the air to make it a more pleasant place to work--where people feel better and perform better.
Those plants in your home or office are not only decorative but scientist are finding them to be surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside modern buildings. For all the right reasons-- say yes to plants.
Songbird Plant Lenders can bring living plants to your business and help you clear the air for a cleaner and safer work-place environment.
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