House plants have little effect on indoor air quality, study concludes - Many 'sensible' sounding ideas from the past prove not to be so

Posted on: Sat, 2019-11-09 - 10:36 By: admin

New research from a duo of environmental engineers at Drexel University is suggesting the decades-old claim that house plants improve indoor air quality is entirely wrong. Evaluating 30 years of studies, the research concludes it would take hundreds of plants in a small space to even come close to the air purifying effects of simply opening a couple of windows.

It's ironic that other ideas such as avoiding foods with cholesterol in would lower the cholesterol in a body, or eating fat would make one fat, have all been discounted today. It's almost like if it sounded like it made sense, we'd fit the study to prove it so.

Of course plants in the home may still have beneficial therapeutic effects on humans.

See https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/indoor-plants-no-effect-air-quality-in-home/

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New research from a duo of environmental engineers at Drexel University is suggesting the decades-old claim that house plants improve indoor air quality is entirely wrong. Evaluating 30 years of studies, the research concludes it would take hundreds of plants in a small space to even come close to…

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