Research

If you are really interested in the scientific basis of Breathable, then you might consider reading one of the articles listed below. Here you will find about 25% of all articles used to develop our formula.

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The articles

Asada, K., Foyer, C. H., & Mullineaux, P. M. (1994). Production and action of active oxygen species in photosynthetic tissues. Causes of photooxidative stress and amelioration of defense systems in plants., 77-104.

Bringslimark, T., Patil, G. G., & Hartig, T. (2006, August). The association between indoor plants, stress, productivity and sick leave in office workers. InXXVII International Horticultural Congress-IHC2006: International Symposium on Horticultural Practices and Therapy for Human 775 (pp. 117-121).

Bringslimark, T., Hartig, T., & Patil, G. G. (2009). The psychological benefits of indoor plants: A critical review of the experimental literature. Journal of Environmental Psychology29(4), 422-433.

Burchett, M., Torpy, F., & Tarran, J. (2008, May). Interior plants for sustainable facility ecology and workplace productivity. In Proceedings of HMAA Conference (pp. 7-9).

Ceylan, C., Dul, J., & Aytac, S. (2008). Can the office environment stimulate a manager’s creativity? Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 18, 589-602.

Dat, J., Vandenabeele, S., Vranová, E., Van Montagu, M., Inzé, D., & Van Breusegem, F. (2000). Dual action of the active oxygen species during plant stress responses. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS57(5), 779-795.

Dijkstra, K., Pieterse, M. E., & Pruyn, A. (2008). Stress-reducing effects of indoor plants in the built healthcare environment: The mediating role of perceived attractiveness. Preventive medicine47(3), 279-283.

Dul, J., Ceylan, C., & Jaspers, F. (2011). Knowledge workers’ creativity and the role of the physical work environment. Human resource management50(6), 715-734.

Greening the great indoors for human health and wellbeing. Horticulture Australia, 2010.

Han, K. T. (2008). Influence of limitedly visible leafy indoor plants on the psychology, behavior, and health of students at a junior high school in Taiwan.Environment and Behavior.

Kim, K. J., Kil, M. J., Song, J. S., Yoo, E. H., Son, K. C., & Kays, S. J. (2008). Efficiency of volatile formaldehyde removal by indoor plants: contribution of aerial plant parts versus the root zone. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science133(4), 521-526.

Larsen, L., Adams, J., Deal, B., Kweon, B. S., & Tyler, E. (1998). Plants in the Workplace The Effects of Plant Density on Productivity, Attitudes, and Perceptions. Environment and Behavior30(3), 261-281.

Lohr, V. I., Pearson-Mims, C. H., & Goodwin, G. K. (1996). Interior plants may improve worker productivity and reduce stress in a windowless environment.Journal of Environmental Horticulture14, 97-100.

Maxwell, D. P., Wang, Y., & McIntosh, L. (1999). The alternative oxidase lowers mitochondrial reactive oxygen production in plant cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences96(14), 8271-8276.

Mittler, R., Vanderauwera, S., Gollery, M., & Van Breusegem, F. (2004). Reactive oxygen gene network of plants. Trends in plant science9(10), 490-498.

Nieuwenhuis, M., Knight, C., Postmes, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2014). The relative benefits of green versus lean office space: Three field experiments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied20(3), 199.

Orwell, R. L., Wood, R. A., Burchett, M. D., Tarran, J., & Torpy, F. (2006). The potted-plant microcosm substantially reduces indoor air VOC pollution: II. Laboratory study. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution177(1-4), 59-80.

Raanaas, R. K., Evensen, K. H., Rich, D., Sjøstrøm, G., & Patil, G. (2011). Benefits of indoor plants on attention capacity in an office setting. Journal of Environmental Psychology31(1), 99-105.

Singh, J. (1996). Impact of indoor air pollution on health, comfort and productivity of the occupants. Aerobiologia12(1), 121-127.

Smith, A., & Pitt, M. (2009). Sustainable workplaces: improving staff health and well-being using plants. Journal of Corporate Real Estate11(1), 52-63.

Smith, A., & Pitt, M. (2011). Healthy workplaces: plantscaping for indoor environmental quality. Facilities29(3/4), 169-187.

Shibata, S., & Suzuki, N. (2002). Effects of the foliage plant on task performance and mood. Journal of environmental psychology22(3), 265-272.

Shibata, S., & Suzuki, N. (2004). Effects of an indoor plant on creative task performance and mood. Scandinavian journal of psychology45(5), 373-381.

Tarran, J., Torpy, F., & Burchett, M. (2007, October). Use of living pot-plants to cleanse indoor air–research review. In Proceedings Of 6 th Internat. Conf. On Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation,-Sustainable Built Environment (pp. 249-256).

Wolverton, B. C., & Wolverton, J. D. (1996). Interior plants: Their influence on airborne microbes inside energy-efficient buildings. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences41(2), 99-105.

Wolverton, B. C., & Wolverton, J. D. (1995). U.S. Patent No. 5,433,923. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Wood, R. A., Burchett, M. D., Alquezar, R., Orwell, R. L., Tarran, J., & Torpy, F. (2006). The potted-plant microcosm substantially reduces indoor air VOC pollution: I. Office field-study. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution175(1-4), 163-180.

Yang, D. S., Pennisi, S. V., Son, K. C., & Kays, S. J. (2009). Screening indoor plants for volatile organic pollutant removal efficiency. HortScience44(5), 1377-1381.