These kokedama plants by Plantify improve indoor air quality by removing volatile organic compounds in the air and providing clean oxygen. The species chosen to be to be root bound with moss were used by Nasa to be to clean the air for astronauts in space!
Do you know what’s in your air?
We feel there isn’t enough discussion about indoor air quality in the topic of Health and Wellness. Unlike food, water and exercise, literature about air quality seem to stay out in space, despite being one of the essential things we need as living beings here on Earth.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, American Lung Association, and research institutions such as The Berkeley Lab, indoor air pollution is a serious health hazard, which can cause dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and if exposed long-term, can lead to more serious respiratory diseases, heart diseases, and cancer. Unfortunately, these organizations claim indoor spaces, often in urban areas, are found to be more polluted than outside. Furthermore, studies from the US and Europe show that persons in industrialized nations spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors.
The major perpetrator of air pollutants come from what’s called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are carbon-containing organic chemicals that leak off of building materials, furnishings, consumer products, tobacco smoking, paint, people, animals, cleaning supplies, and indoor chemical reactions. Specific indoor VOCs are more toxic than others and cause havoc to our health.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation. Report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality, Volume II: Assessment and Control of Indoor Air Pollution, pp. I, 4-14. EPA 400-1-89-001C.
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