- Plant Care
Plants do more than create aesthetically pleasing work and living spaces. They also clean air by naturally removing harmful chemicals from products we use to build and decorate our offices and homes, as evidenced by a landmark study conducted by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).
Carpets, fabrics, paints and furniture pollute indoor air which cause allergies, headaches and other ailments. In addition to their intrinsic cleansing properties, plants maintain interior relative humidity.
According to a study conducted at Washington State University, plants actually stabilized relative humidity at the recommended range of 30-60%. Low humidity can cause colds and virus infections, due to the drying effects of central heating during the winter season. Conversely, high humidity fosters growth of common allergens such as mold, mildew and dust mites.
Decorating your living space with potted plants of virtually any variety will eliminate toxins and in effect, create healthier employees and families. The Plants for Clean Air Council recommends one potted plant for every 100 square foot of floor space.