Office Plants Improve Productivity and Reduce Stress

In a study conducted by Dr. Virginia Lohr at the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University looked at the benefits of adding plants to a windowless work place - in this instance a college computer laboratory. Participants' blood pressure and emotions were monitored while completing a simple, timed computer task in the presence or absence of plants.
It was found that productivity could be enhanced by as much as 12% in the presence of plants.
Study participants also reported feeling more attentive when plants were present.

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