Office Plants Absorb Dangerous Toxins
Interior Landscaping with healthy real plants in the office provide an inexpensive method of cleansing the air of toxic gases emitted from modern office equipment, such as computers, photocopiers and fax machines. Allowing these gases to build up can cause headaches and irritation to the eyes (source N.A.S.A).
With health and
safety in mind, many companies now realize the benefits of interior
landscaping and install large office plant displays to maintain the
office air quality with additional advantage of enhancing the corporate
Off gassing is currently a top concern among facility management professionals. The EPA identified the most common toxins present in offices and hospitals, and the most predominant was formaldehyde. Following are the extraordinary toxin removal rates that common office plants provide.
Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) 1385
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) 1350
Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensis) 1328
English ivy (Hedera helix) 1120
Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) 940
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum "Clevelandii") 937
Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) 938
Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans "Massangeana") 938
Lady palm (Rhapis