The Potted-Plant Microcosm Substantially Reduces Indoor Air VOC Pollution: II. Laboratory Study

@article{Orwell2006ThePM,
  title={The Potted-Plant Microcosm Substantially Reduces Indoor Air VOC Pollution: II. Laboratory Study},
  author={R. Orwell and R. Wood and M. Burchett and J. Tarran and F. Torpy},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={177},
  pages={59-80}
}
Indoor air-borne loads of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are usually significantly higher than those outdoors, and chronic exposures can cause health problems. Our previous laboratory studies have shown that the potted-plant microcosm, induced by an initial dose, can eliminate high air-borne VOC concentrations, the primary removal agents being potting-mix microorganisms, selected and maintained in the plant/root-zone microcosm. Our office field-study, reported in the preceding paper, showed… Expand

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