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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.5 No.1 pp.12-23

실내식물의 건강효과 평가 (2) - 천식환자를 대상으로 -

연세대학교 환경공해연구소, 1)세브란스병원 알레르기 내과,
2)농촌진흥청 원예연구소 화훼과, 3)연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실

The Health Effect of House-plant (2) - Focused on Asthma Patients -

Young-Wook Lim*, Ho-Hyun Kim, Chang-Su Park, Jung-Won Park1), Ji-Yeon Yang, Kwang-Jin Kim2), 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


This study was carried out to assess the improvement of treatment by the house-plant. For the purposeof this study, 17 asthma-patients residing in Seoul were selected as participants during January to March2007. We measured VOCs and conducted clinical survey during April to September 2007. In this study, 6species of houseplants known to be eco-friendly were investigated for the health effect along with 12 otherplants. The research focused on peak expiratory flow rate(PEFR) and disease specific quality of life. Whenthe results were compared to the non-intervention households, the intervention households had reducedlevels of acetaldehyde, benzene, ethylbenzene, xylene and styrene. The reduction rate estimated from thiscomparative study was statistically significant(p<0.05). There was however no association between theintervention and the estimated PEFR between morning and evening data in asthma-patients.