Plants Do That Inside

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Info Graphic on Benefits of Indoor Plants

Indoor plants where we live, learn, heal and work have far-reaching positive effects on our well-being and indoor environment, according to a new report from the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH).

“Greening the great indoors is a way to help create sustainable indoor ecology and healthy minds and bodies,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M.

According to scientific research from NASA and others, plants clean indoor air, stabilize carbon dioxide and create comfortable ambient air humidity. Plants also boost healing, happiness, and productivity.

The #PlantsDoThat Inside infographic on Where We Live shows:

  • Rooms with plants have fewer pollutants like VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
  • Plants in our homes increase room humidity by 10%.
  • Plants remove up to 90% of formaldehyde in a room.

The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) is a consortium of industry leaders who are promoting the benefits and value of horticulture. NICH brings together academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to cultivate the growth and development of a healthy world through landscapes, gardens, and plants – indoors and out, and to get 90 percent of U.S. households gardening by 2025.

Debbie Hamrick, NICH Economic Committee chair says “We want to raise awareness of the positive benefits of plants in our everyday lives.”

#PlantsDoThat inside is available at the NICH website

For more information contact: Susan McCoy

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Photo of Dr. Lucy BradleyDr. Lucy BradleyExtension Urban Horticulture Specialist (919) 513-2001 lucy_bradley@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Posted on Mar 7, 2018
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