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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.4 No.1 pp.1-13

실내식물의 건강효과 평가 - 가정주부 및 천식환자를 대상으로 -

양지연, 김호현, 박중원1), 김광진2), 박창수, 신동천3), 임영욱*
연세대학교 환경공해연구소, 1)세브란스병원 알레르기 내과
2)농촌진흥청 원예연구소 화훼과, 3)연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실

The health effect of house-plant - Focused on Housekeepers and Asthma Patients

Young-Wook Lim*, Ji-Yeon Yang, Ho-Hyun Kim, Jung-Won Park1), Kwang-Jin Kim2), Chang-Su Park, Dong-Chun Shin3)
The Institute for Environmental Research, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
1)Severance hospital, Clinical science department, Seoul, Korea
2)National horticultural research institute, Floriculture research division, Suwon, Korea
3)Yonsei university college of medicine, preventive medicine department, Seoul, Korea


The objective of the present study was to assess the health effect of houseplant. we selected 22households of newly-built apartments and 17 asthma patients. Before intervention in the households, weconducted clinical survey investigations during April and October, 2006. In this study, 6 species ofhouseplants known to be eco-friendly and 14 other plants were recruited. While the clinical research itemswere lung function, erythrocyte sedimentation rate(ESR), white blood cell count(WBC), total eosinophilcount(TEC) and total-immunoglobulin E(T-IgE). There was no association between the intervention and theestimated inflammation reaction and allergic reaction. However, peak expiratory flow rate(PEFR) of eveningdata were positive effect in the intervention asthma-patients households compared with the nonintervention.