A research article on green walls written by Laura Soininen et al. has been published in Scientific Reports. The study showed that air-circulating green walls installed inside offices modified microbiota affecting employees’ skin health and enhanced the immune system’s regulation. Effects could already be seen during one month. The study was conducted in the Business Finland-funded ADELE 2 (Immune Defence and Living Environment) project between the University of Helsinki, the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the University of Tampere.
Natural Resources Institute Finland: Green walls inside offices have a positive impact on commensal skin microbiota and enhance immune regulation
Scientific Reports: Indoor green wall affects health‑associated commensal skin microbiota and enhances immune regulation: a randomized trial among urban office workers