As moss gets all of it’s nutrients from the air, not only does it absorb and eliminate odours, it is a great indicator for measuring pollutants too. The contaminants stored in tree moss for example has helped find pollution hot spots in cities all over Europe and the United States, helping researchers to identify serious contaminants that are triggering major health issues.
Being indoors, working in confined and sometimes stuffy spaces for most people is unavoidable. By surrounding ourselves with plants we really are living how nature indented and helping combat some of the contaminants that lead to compromised health.
‘Look after your plants and they’ll look after you’
Compiled using the resources of: NASA, Wikipedia, The European Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting.