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Health Benefits

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Plants do much more than just brighten up a room; they have real benefits to your health, living environment, energy and productivity.

Whether in the home or office, plants can be used strategically to improve air quality, decrease fatigue and increase your energy levels. Indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air, but adding plants can actually help to make the air cleaner.

Just some of the potential toxic vapors that can contaminate indoor air include: Formaldehyde, Benzene Xylene, Toluene and Ammonia.

Research programmes, surveys and studies show:
  • Plants emit oxygen we need to breathe whilst absorbing the carbon dioxide we exhale
  • They absorb those toxins in the air
  • Plants absorb those VOCs mentioned above often linked to Sick Building Syndrome.
  • They reduce headaches, sore, dry throats, dry or itchy skin, fatigue
  • Plants keep us calm
  • They help us to recover from surgery more quickly
  • They can absorb noise
  • They can shade us from the sun

For further information please visit the Plants for People website which offers more details of research alongside case studies showing the practical application of plants in the workplace.