Impact of Indoor Plants on Human Health: A Review

Smriti Pathania *

Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, India.

Homraj Sahare

Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, India.

Sarath Jayakumar

Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, India.

Rasika Ashok Sarje

Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, India.

Ritika Gupta

Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, India.

B. Vidya Sree

Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

One of the goals of a construction was to have a sustainable and healthy interior, something that engineers took seriously when creating and utilizing it. Physical approaches can be used to design arrangements, such as in the layout arrangements, lighting, and air reflections. Still, there has been a fierce pushback against the natural approach paradigm. This paper addresses the greening of interior spaces as a means of preserving and improving the quality of interior spaces. The sick-structure pattern, disinclinations, nasal and ocular vexations, and respiratory dysfunction, including unseasonable fatalities, have all been linked to poor IAQ. The use of phytoremediation is a novel method to lessen air adulterants and improve IAQ by absorbing, adsorbing, assimilating, or transferring them. Thus, the current review's goal is to investigate the role that inner sources play in perfecting inner air quality, including their sanctification capabilities. There’s adding substantiation that colorful factory species or their corridor can reliably reduce the attention of multitudinous air adulterants in the inner medium and promote mortal good. still, the inner air adulterant junking effectiveness depends on the species of the factory, and colorful factory characteristics like splint size, consistency, area, photosynthetic exertion, and light intensity. One of the cheapest and most reliable ways to create a healthier inner terrain is by using inner shops. If more focus is put on developing a biophilic environment and increasing the usage of inner stores, more public health can be maintained at a lower cost and with less load on the health care system. As of yet, no standards have been set for fashionable interior stores or how they affect vibrant elements like internal ventilation, moisture content, and temperature. Thus, further experimental exploration is demanded that simulates the interior terrain to cover the impacts of inner shops on factors like moisture, temperature, and ventilation., in perfecting the medium of unrestricted space.

Keywords: IAQ, phytoremediation, light intensity, interior ventilation, temperature, respiratory disfunction


How to Cite

Pathania , Smriti, Homraj Sahare, Sarath Jayakumar, Rasika Ashok Sarje, Ritika Gupta, and B. Vidya Sree. 2024. “Impact of Indoor Plants on Human Health: A Review”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 14 (6):145-54. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i64216.

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