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The real reason you can't stop nodding off mid-afternoon: Your OFFICE is sending you to sleep

 • High levels of carbon dioxide in offices and classrooms could be affecting our concentration and decisions

 • Result of poor ventilation and cramming more people into the same-sized space

 • May be the reason so many of us doze off in meetings

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Save your Life..Buy an office plant

As reported in the Daily Mirror, 10.09.2009 Save your a pot plant, it filters deadly office gas. Not only do they brighten up the office, but office plants could also save staff from killer pollution. The foliage soaks up dangerous ozone produced by photocopiers, printers and air conditioning units. Common plants such as the mother in laws tongue (sanseveria) Spider plant (chlorophytum) and sweetheart plant (philodendron) are the most effective, US experts found in tests. Ozone levels in offices are ranked among the world's greatest public health risks. More than two million people die each year from polluted indoor air, according to UN statistics. The gas can cause fluid on the lungs, haemorrhage and inflammation. One researcher on the study, published in US journal HortTechnology, said: 'Ozone can be released by copy machines, laser printers, ultraviolet lights and some air purification systems. filters are expensive. But using plants could be a cost effective way of reducing indoor ozone levels'

6 Air Purifying House Plants!

1 Bamboo Palm: It removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: It absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily. Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all." They're often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they're known for removing mold spores. Also known to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they're known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.