HOW POT­TED PLANTS PERK YOU UP

The Simple Things - - HOW WE LIVE -

A life sur­rounded by plants is not sim­ply aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing, it can im­prove your health. Plants act as a kind of pol­lu­tant sponge, ab­sorb­ing car­bon diox­ide and volatile organic com­pounds (VOCs) re­leased from man­made prod­ucts such as paint and tech­nol­ogy which can cause headaches and dizzi­ness. Some plants, eg or­chids, aloe, peace lilies, also re­lease oxy­gen at night and so im­prove the qual­ity of air while we sleep. And, fi­nally, plants in­clud­ing ivies, rub­ber plants and Bos­ton ferns tran­spire water vapour, mak­ing them nat­u­ral room hu­mid­i­fiers, which can re­duce the amount of dust in a room.

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