Ozone, the main component of air pollution, or smog, is a highly reactive, colorless gas formed when oxygen reacts with other chemicals. Although ozone pollution is most often associated with outdoor air, the gas also infiltrates indoor environments like homes and offices. Ozone can be released by ordinary copy machines, laser printers, ultraviolet lights, and some electrostatic air purification systems, all of which contribute to increased indoor ozone levels.
Because people in industrialized countries spend as much of 80% to 90% of their time indoors, indoor air pollution has been ranked as one of the world's greatest public health risks.
Office plants such as the snake plant, spider plant or pothos removes Ozone from the air we breathe. See our best interior plants list.
Having plants in the office is an investment in your employees and your company over the long run.
Interiorscape and office plants maintenance goes beyond the obvious. Keeping the plant leaves cleaned is very important.
There are several reasons why it is important to keep plant foliage clean.
1. To achieve the maximum benefits of plants which include producing oxygen, reducing airborne bacteria, removing harmful toxins from the air, just as a homeowner would change an air filter.
2. For productive and efficient photosynthesis. Dust reduces the access to light and impede process of transforming the carbon dioxide and water into oxygen.
3. To avoid susceptibility to pest infestation. There are several pests waiting for a plant to be weak and dirty to invade.
4. Aesthetics. Just like people clean their homes to remove the layer of dusts which covers everything, to look beautiful and healthy, a plant needs to cleaned often depending on the location of the plant.