How to Grow Oxygen
Plants are beneficial. They create fresh and clean air, balance internal humidity, inspire creativity, and provide a soothing environment. It is easy to create an indoor green haven inside your office and home by keeping a few common plants around your space.
What Plants Can Do
NASA research proves common house plants are effective in removing indoor air pollution. All plants clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through a process called photosynthesis. This process filters the air we breathe by absorbing harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (benzene, trichloroethylene), radon, and pesticides. Certain plants were found to remove as much as 87 percent of indoor air pollutants within a single day.*
Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a combination of ailments ranging from allergies, headaches, soreness, fatigue and cancer caused by breathing poor quality air, which is typically caused by the buildup of moisture, mold growth, and toxins emitted from furniture, building materials, and cleaners. Many plants absorb these harmful pollutants through their roots and leaves and process them into food. They then emit a fresh source of oxygen so we can breathe in cleaner air – ensuring we feel refreshed and energized.
Connect Us to the Outside World
Plants make us feel more connected to the natural world when modern life requires our presence indoors. Recall that plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2), and humans do the opposite; breathe oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. This symbiotic relationship between flora and fauna demonstrates the significance and connectivity between all forms of life.
Grow clean air
Outdoor Herbivore recommends these 5 EASY TO GROW plants:
And…don’t forget to open the windows every so often to allow a fresh breeze to stir up the stale indoor air!
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