5 Health-Related Reasons to Add Plants to Your Home Office

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With the extended lockdown, for many of us, this also means working from whatever corner we can find in our homes, whether it is in the kitchen or the lounge.

And while it might not be the first thing that comes to mind – you might want to consider adding some greenery to your makeshift home office. Certainly, houseplants can make a room look better, but studies also suggest they can have myriad health benefits.

Here are some reasons you should place a potted plant on your desk (or kitchen counter).

This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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Improve Air Quality

According to a NASA study from 1989, plants can help clean the air. Scientists identified 107 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the Skylab space station which were contributing to poor health. But researchers also found certain indoor plants can eliminate these chemicals from the stuffy office (or home) air, essentially purifying it.

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