Good Earth Plants has the Prescription for Sick Building Syndrome

It's not rocket science, really: humble plants like this Pothos can improve worker productivity. Photo: Julien Gong Min

Many of us know what it’s like to work in an office in a city like San Diego. According to a study by global architecture firm HOK as reported in The Guardian newspaper, people in cities spend 90 percent of their time in artificial environments.

A newly defined phenomenon in these work environments is referred to as Sick Building Syndrome.  The National Safety Council describes Sick Building Syndrome as a situation where individuals experience acute health effects linked to being inside a building. These symptoms include headaches; eye, nose, and throat irritation; a dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty in concentrating; fatigue; and sensitivity to odors.

Take two plants and call us in the morning for your Sick Building Syndrome cure. Photo: Julien Gong Min

Take two plants and call us in the morning for your Sick Building Syndrome cure. Photo: Julien Gong Min

What can be done about Sick Building Syndrome? The cure isn’t so difficult, and we can help at Good Earth Plant Company.

The best treatment for sick building syndrome is simply having plants in your office; along with plants, let in more natural light. Plants improve air quality, which will help reduce air pollutants and work toward eliminating your headaches and respiratory problems. The World Green Business Council’s research found improved ventilation will boost worker productivity by 11%, while better lighting will spark a whopping 23% jump in efficiencies. Wouldn’t you like to be 23% more efficient at work every day?

So let us write your plant prescription and help you green and clean up your office environment. We can also be sure your plants don’t die and make you feel even worse with an ongoing maintenance program that guarantees healthy plants and healthier people for many years to come. Sorry, we can’t help you with the chatty co-worker in the next cubicle wasting your time.