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Office Plants to Filter Toxins from Workspace Air

Most people would agree that lush living plants enhance the look of every environment - particularly a workspace which could otherwise appear cold, sterile and unwelcoming.

But have you considered the health benefits of having topical plants in your workspace?  
NASA conducted a Clean Air Study in an effort to find the most effective common indoor plants for filtering harmful toxins and pollutants from the air.

The list below shows pollutants which are in the air around our offices and workplaces, and the effects these chemicals may have up upon us: 

Trichloroethylene
Found in: printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, adhesives and paint remover/stripper.
Symptoms associated with short term exposure include excitement, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting followed by drowsiness and coma.

Formaldehyde
Found in: paper bags, waxed paper, tissues, paper towels, table napkins, MDF board, plywood panelling and synthetic fabrics.
Symptoms associated with short term exposure include irritation to nose, mouth and throat, and in severe cases, swelling of the larynx and lungs.

Benzene
Used to make plastics, resins, synthetic fibres, rubber lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs and pesticides. Can also be found in tobacco smoke, vehicle exhausts, glue, paint and furniture wax.
Symptoms associated with short term exposure include irritation to eyes, drowsiness, dizziness, increase in heart rate, headaches, confusion and in some cases can result in unconsciousness.

Xylene
Found in: printing rubber, leather and paint industries, tobacco smoke and vehicle exhausts.Symptoms associated with short term exposure include irritation to mouth and throat, dizziness, headache, confusion, heart problems, liver and kidney damage and coma.

Ammonia
Found in: window cleaners, floor waxes, smelling salts and fertilisers.
Symptoms associated with short term exposure include eye irritation, coughing and sore throat.

Superplants can supply your place of work with plants which filter the air, take out the toxins, and make it cleaner and safer to breathe.
Plants to filter air by Superplants

Contact us to arrange for a free survey of your workspace - we will then make recommendations and prepare a quotation.
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