In looking for ways to promote healthy indoor air quality in our Raleigh office, a number of our staff indentified some useful research regarding the plant species that are suspected to have positive effects on IAQ. Click here for a link to a particularly good summary (we have also saved the relevant information in a handy one-page document on our servers). There is also an interesting chart detailing the observed effects of each plant species on different chemicals and contaminants.
Although we would have also liked to see more recent studies confirming such effects, having a few extra plants around the office didn’t strike us as a bad idea even without the IAQ benefits. Each employee ended up bringing a few from these lists from their local nursery / garden center – and in the process we discovered a few green thumbs in the group that were particularly adept at propagating new plants from cuttings, allowing us to extend the new swath of greenery even further!