Indoor Pollution Hotspots
How many of these did you know were sources of indoor pollution?
- Computers, printers and office furniture: These we often believe drive productivity. However, they can emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which is a type of indoor pollutant.
- Carpets: Carpets, especially when first installed, can emit VOCs into the air.
- Paint: Despite the rise in eco-friendly paints, they are a major cause of "Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS).
- Carbon Dioxide: Indoor air, combined with outdoor air, can produce significant amounts of Carbon Dioxide. Indoor environments are said to be up to ten times more polluted than outdoors.
Indoor plants are a simple, affordable and beautiful solution to the SBS problem. A UTS study found that just 3 - 6 indoor plants can reduce VOCs. (to below 100 parts per billion (ppb), well below the Australian recommended level of 500 ppb.)
Plants absorb VOCs and Carbon Dioxide, and release Oxygen, enabling healthier, more sustainable indoors!
In addition, indoor plants satisfy humans' innate need to connect with nature (a phenomenon known as "biophilia").
Explore the awesome benefits of plants today!