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USE OF LIVING POT-PLANTS TO CLEANSE INDOOR AIR – RESEARCH REVIEW

@inproceedings{Tarran2008USEOL,
  title={USE OF LIVING POT-PLANTS TO CLEANSE INDOOR AIR – RESEARCH REVIEW},
  author={Jane Tarran and Fraser R. Torpy and Margaret D. Burchett},
  year={2008}
}
Urban indoor air quality (IAQ) is an international health issue, since city dwellers spend 90% of their time indoors. Research by a number of authors is reviewed here, demonstrating a range of capacities of indoor plants to improve IAQ and promote occupant wellbeing. Our laboratory studies, with nine ‘indoor plant’ species, and our ‘field’ studies in 60 offices, show that potted-plants can reliably reduce total volatile organic compound (TVOC) loads, a major class of indoor pollutants, by 75… 

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