Archive for Security

The following information comes from Plants for Life, which aims to promote and recognize the real benefits of indoor plants in the home, the workplace, the environment and to our personal health. Plants for Life is a ‘not-for-profit’ organization that collates and communicates independent academic research into the health and well-being that indoor plants bring to our every day lives.

FACT: Indoor plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30%

Contact with plants and nature is a calming tonic for the body and soul. More and more scientific research is proving that being near plants is good for our mental and physical well-being. Plants help reduce stress, make people happier, lower symptoms of discomfort and minor ailments, speed recovery from illness, improve concentration, productivity and creativity, save energy and create clean air in a green and natural way.

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Many of us know the benefits of plants.  They release oxygen into the air, clean the air of harmful pollutants, improve employee morale, help patients to heal faster, and decrease absenteeism.  But our knowledge of the many ways plants benefit us continues to grow. Now they are on the way to becoming the sweetheart of Homeland Security.

A Colorado State University biologist has created a species of “plant sentinels” capable of detecting explosives and other environmental contaminants.

So, how do the plants sniff out dangerous substances?

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