Plants are able to help clean the air. They help to reduce pollutants such as ozone during the day. At night, thanks to photosynthesis,
they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. This process also increases
the local humidity, forcing toxins and other airborne volatiles to
settle so you don’t have to breathe them the next day.
Plants also have the ability to change the levels of stress in an environment. In 1996, a study
revealed the benefit of plants in the workplace to help control stress
and increase productivity. Then in 2006, a rather remarkable study
showed how plants in hospital rooms
could actually help patients heal faster. Though the majority of
reasons were psychological, the molecular contributions should not be
There may be another advantage to having plants in the room, though the benefit is not chemical, but microbial. In a study published
last month, an international team of researchers unveiled the hidden
microscopic benefits of having plants in the room. Based on their
findings, plants contribute to a strong microbial diversity indoors and
may help to keep the locker room effect at bay.
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