The use of indoor plant as an alternative strategy to improve indoor air quality in Indonesia

Agus Dwi Susanto, Wira Winardi, Moulid Hidayat, Aditya Wirawan

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Indoor air pollution marked with decreased air quality below the set standard. The quality of indoor air is determined by ambient air quality as well as by a harmful substance resulting from the household activity. Indoor air pollution may cause several problems such as sick building syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, and is responsible for nearly two million death in developing countries. One of the interesting research topics to overcome the indoor air pollution problem is the application of indoor plants. Although there are no established criteria to specify the best indoor plant, several studies have revealed the capability of a particular indoor plant to remove the harmful substances. This paper summarizes important information about indoor air pollution and provides the evidence-based insight of indoor plant usefulness as an alternative way for indoor air remediation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalReviews on Environmental Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • air pollution
  • air quality
  • indoor air pollution


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