Green air

Can plants purify air?

What is the effect of greenery on air quality in the city and in the living room, and can it produce green air? Research has shown that plants that purify air can have a beneficial effect on indoor air quality. They are able to purify CO² and other bad substances from the air and convert them into beneficial substances. So very important to us. According to many scientists, these plants can ‘monitor’ the good air quality. This ensures that many people like to have plants in the living room and in the kitchen. 

But not everyone is so positive about plants that could ‘provide’ green air. In the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, researchers call the idea that plants purify the air a hoax. They base themselves on a critical analysis of no less than twelve studies and 196 experiments carried out over the past 30 years. All experiments revealed that the speed at which plants purified the air was several times slower than the speed at which an average building refreshes the air. And so the effect that plants have on indoor air quality is negligible, the researchers say.

Plant-based diet

But plants are  also high in fiber. Eating a plant-based diet could improve the health of your intestine. It can allow you to better absorb the nutrients from the food that support your immune system and reduce inflammation. Fibers can lower cholesterol levels and stabilize blood sugar levels. It’s also great for good bowel management. Plants therefore have multiple functions and are usually presented in a positive way. Nowadays it’s even a hype to eat vegetables instead of meat.

However vegans claim to quicly that meat is unhealthy and harmful. But in reality there are people who must eat meat. People have already gotten sick by deciding too quickly not to eat meat anymore. They are weakened enormously. Actually, it all depends from person to person. It’s dangerous to claim that something is absolutely healthy or unhealthy. There is still discussion whether or not eggs are good to eat every day. It’s the same thing about green air. Some people only see advantages to put plants in their home while others claim that plants are just decoration without air purification. But again, it depends on person to person. And Actually if we’re honest about it, we just don’t know enough about it.

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