Benefits of Indoor Plants

Life can be so busy and fast paced that we don’t often get the chance to admire nature. 80% of us live in urban areas, where we spend 90% of our time indoors – have we forgotten about nature completely? There is a fair chance we have, through no fault of our own, as our cities disconnect us from nature.

Indoor plants can help us connect to nature, and deliver amazing benefits to our home and family, highlighted by the below research-led figures;.

We often think items such as computers, printers and furniture are key productivity drivers. However, they emit an indoor pollutant known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), that contribute to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). This is in addition to Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide.

According to University of Technology Sydney’s “Indoor Plants Work” study, Indoor plants can reduce indoor pollutants such as:

  • VOC's can be reduced up to 80%  
  • Carbon Dioxide can be reduced by 10-25%
  • Carbon Monoxide can be reduced by 20%

            This ties in directly with amazing health benefits and greater productivity! Indoor plants can reduce:

            • Dry eyes, nose and throat by 20%
            • Perceptions of pain by 25%
            • Coughing and wheezing by 35%

            The impact of indoor plants on us and our indoor environments is amazing. Contributing to at least 75% of Indoor Environmental Quality Criteria.

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