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Science-backed Health Benefits Of Keeping Plants On Your Office Desk

By Sravia Sivaram

Keeping a plant on your desk or your filing cabinet will not just brighten up your cabinet, it will do a whole lot of things that you never knew.

Keeping plants on the desk is known to clean up the air and this article will bring out the top health benefits of having plants indoor as well.

People tend to spend about 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can cause health problems, ranging from headaches, dizziness, fatigue to eyes, nose and throat-related irritation.

Further, the furnishings, upholstery, building materials and cleaning products that are used in the office can also release air pollutants.

In offices the indoor air quality can be worse because of inadequate ventilation, especially if it is an older building. As per studies, it was found that plants act as humidifiers and air filters. They are known to absorb pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene and volatile organic compounds, hence improving air quality.

Continue reading to know more about the top benefits of having indoor plants on your office desk.

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Story first published: Monday, March 13, 2017, 18:30 [IST]
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