Updated 23 April 2015

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A Norwegian study found that office workers whose spaces had plants (Bamboo palm, Rubber plant,  Peace lily, Florist mum or Gerbera daisy) reported 23 percent fewer complaints of fatigue, stuffy noses, coughing and eye irritation than workers who had no plants nearby.

This is due to their ability to remove airborne chemicals and dust. In fact, in the 1980s, NASA discovered that plants such as these can absorb benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, among other toxins from the air.

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