The Benefits Of Plants Go Well Beyond Photosynthesis
A growing collection of studies suggest the presence of plants could have measurable impact on public safety, mental well-being and even home prices.By Evan Thomas | April 14, 2016
Plants are nice. They replenish the planet's oxygen, which is useful.
But a growing body of research suggests having plants nearby could be good for public health, home prices and even your self-esteem at work.
For starters, plants scrub the air clean. According to one study, air filtration from forests prevented nearly $7 billion in U.S. health care costs in 2010.