Green Plants for Green Buildings shares some
recent research results on how to slow the spread of the COVID-19
virus. This study, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Built Environment Considerations to Reduce Transmission from researchers at UC Davis and the University of Oregon, found that
the spread of the virus was slowed in indoor environments with higher
“Virus particles like drier air, so maintaining a high
relative humidity can help. Virus-bearing droplets get bigger in humid
air, meaning they settle out more quickly and don’t travel as far.
Humidity also seems to interfere with the lipid envelope around viruses
such as SARS-CoV-2.”
|Plants in action cleaning the air|
As interior landscapers we have long known that plants increase interior
humidity by pulling water up from their roots and transpiring most of it
into the atmosphere around them through their stomata. This higher
humidity increases human comfort, deceases respiratory and skin
irritations and decreases demand on building HVAC systems, lowering the
building’s energy costs and carbon footprint.
|Plants ready to go in the Everything Grows Warehouse|
If you would like live plants to some add some indoor humidity to your workspace, Contact Everything Grows today!