Health Benefits of Plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by aisosa9b
January 20, 2000
Do you have any specific information about the health benefits of having plants in our surroundings?


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Answer from NGA
January 20, 2000

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in the working world. Not only can plants actually clean the air in an office building, but the positive feelings developed by being around plants can effectively help reduce fatigue and mental stress associated with a high-pressure job. In an article in the Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences in 1996, plants not only raise humidity levels, making the workplace more comfortable and less "itchy", but the moisture given off by plants seems to suppress the growth of airborne microbes.

In a study by Washington State University, people with plants in their work environment were twelve percent more productive and had lower blood pressure than those without plants.
in the working world. Not only can plants actually clean the air in an office building, but the positive feelings developed by being around plants can effectively help reduce fatigue and mental stress associated with a high-pressure job. In an article in the Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences in 1996, plants not only raise humidity levels, making the workplace more comfortable and less "itchy", but the moisture given off by plants seems to suppress the growth of airborne microbes.

In a study by Washington State University, people with plants in their work environment were twelve percent more productive and had lower blood pressure than those without plants.

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