If more people were aware of the health benefits of plants in the working environment, perhaps the workplace would be a greener place!
We're plant mad at Plant Life, so we're bound to believe plants are healthy. But don't just take our word for it - take a look at some serious independent research that's been conducted over the last few years.
The air inside your building is 10 times more polluted than the air outside.
If you regularly suffer from a stuffy nose or headache whilst in the office, it could be because the air inside is more polluted than the natural air outside. Sealed buildings are often to blame for trapping air inside and air conditioners don't help either.
Evidence proves that Sick Building Syndrome really exists. Fortunately indoor plants absorb carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from the air. Plants are natural clean air machines! Read this study and then get some plants for your office. You can improve air quality by about 50% if you add just one plant for every three people!
What are the best plants to use?
The majority of plants are good for the environment without a doubt, but there are some in particular which are especially effective at cleaning up the air we breathe in a sealed building. Click here for some examples, some of which even have the NASA stamp of approval. We highly recommend a Peace Lily or Anthurium!
Introducing plants to your workplace won't only make your employees and guests physically healthier, they'll become mentally healthier too. Plants in the office have been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Plants also improve concentration and productivity. Numerous studies have shown that tasks are completed faster and fewer mistakes are made when plants are present. Some studies have even related increased creativity to the presence of plants!