Plants in hospitals

Robert Brambl brambl at graz.cbs.umn.edu
Mon Nov 2 19:50:42 EST 1992


In article <LEBOWITZ.92Oct21094828 at krypton.Mankato.MSUS.EDU>  writes:
> Okay... here's a question which I got from a student who stopped by my  
office 
> this morning.  According to the student, one of my colleagues stated in  
lecture
> that some hospitals prohibit house plants in patients' rooms in order to 
> prevent a loss of oxygen during the evening when they respire.  While I 
> found this statement rather ludicrous myself, I could see a hospital 
> official making this kind of statement in order to limit houseplants for  
some
> other reason (the mess they make, or perhaps the fact that nobody takes  
care
> of them and they have to be thrown out later on).  
> 
> Out of consideration for my colleague, I thought I'd ask if anyone can  
cite a
> reference on this topic that supports this statement.  
> 
> Gasp..... I've run out of oxygen writing this note..... Rob
> --
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