The Scientific Study of Plants
Plants Clean Pollutants From The Air….......Make Sick Buildings Healthy
107 Dangers in The Air
In the early 1970’s NASA identified 107 volatile and potentially dangerous gases in its Sky Lab III space flights. Dr. B. C. Wolverton, senior research scientist at NASA who spearheaded the project recently said, “Our research of nearly 20 years has shown that plant leaves, roots, and soil bacteria can dramatically reduce levels of toxic vapors (such as were found in sky Lab III)”
From sick Buildings to Healthy
Much like a space shuttle, tightly sealed buildings “retain” toxic gases. The result is polluted indoor air, a condition called “sick building” syndrome. Nearly 2 decades of NASA tests reveal that living green and flowering plants clean pollutants from the air, can make sick buildings healthy.
Some Plants Clean Better Than Others
NASA tests prove that many frequently used indoor plants reduce certain toxic chemicals in the air dramatically.. by 80 and even 90%. Some of the most efficient are the Peace Lily, Gerbera Daisy, Chinese Evergreen, Marginata, and Janet Craig.
How to Clean Office Air
NASA tests have proven that indoor plants are effective air cleaners. According to Dr. B.C. Wolverton, “One plant per 100 feet should be effective in removing pollutants from the air, producing clean air. Town plants should do the same cleaning job in an average small office”