You will probably have heard and read in the press that NASA have
been conducting experiments with plants and testing their ability to
clean certain chemicals from the air and combat sick building
While plants can take traces of chemicals, such as formaldehyde, out
of the atmosphere. It is probably what the plants put back into the
air that is important.
Today’s information technology means that
offices are full of computers, faxes, printers, scanners and
photocopiers. All of these necessary office tools have hot circuit
boards making the office atmosphere too dry. A symptom of this is
static shocks from desks and filing cabinets.
If your office windows don't open and you get
headaches, the benefit of plants will be apparent. Plants will
help increase the humidity in the air, making you feel much
A good way to cure your sick building syndrome.
In addition to making people
feel better physically, plants are often credited with reducing
stress and helping to aid concentration. They generate good working
relations by demonstrating that your company cares for it's staff,
good morale is good for your workers and productive happy workers
are good for your bottom line.
For more information visit
Plants for People
Healthy Green at Work &