Abstract: Green, natural environments may ameliorate adverse environmental exposures (e.g. air pollution, noise, and extreme heat), increase physical activity and social engagement, and lower stress. […]
An unavoidable enemy in the office is the cocktail of chemicals that surrounds us. Did you know, for example, that carpets and chairs may contain formaldehyde, inks give off benzene, and photocopiers and PC monitors emit toluene? The effects of these can include breathing problems, eye irritation, anaemia, nausea and impaired co-ordination.