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用盆栽清淨空氣?你想太多了 Do Houseplants Really Clean the Air?

哪種植物最能除去空氣中的毒素?
NOV. 09, 2020
Sean Gale

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When most people buy houseplants, one of the main questions for vendors is, “What kinds of plants are best for removing toxins from the air?”However, while there are hundreds of articles on the internet and a handful of studies indicating that houseplants are excellent air purifiers, the evidence is far from conclusive. The idea that plants could clean and purify the air inside a room began with a study conducted by NASA in 1989. Later research also confirmed that organisms in the soil of potted plants had an air-purifying effect.

大多數人在買室內盆栽植物時,他們對賣家提出的主要問題之一就是:「哪種植物最能除去空氣中的毒素?」然而,雖然有數百篇網路文章跟幾項研究顯示室內盆栽植物是絕佳的空氣清淨器,但現有證據遠不足以證明這一點。植物能夠清潔淨化室內空氣的概念源自 NASA 在 1989 年進行的研究。之後的研究也證實了盆栽土壤裡的有機物質有淨化空氣的效果。

toxin [ ˈtɑksɪn ] n. 毒素
purifier [ ˈpjʊrəˌfaɪɚ ] n. 淨化器∕物
organism [ ˈɔrgənˌɪzəm ] n. 有機物質∕體
a potted plant  盆栽植物

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However, there was one major problem with these early studies—most were conducted by placing plants in very small, airtight boxes, rather than in rooms similar to what one might find in a home or office. A more recent study conducted by Michael Waring at Drexel University found that one would need 500 plants in a 50-square-meter room in order to improve air quality to a significant degree.

不過,這些早期研究有個大問題 ―― 大多數的研究在進行時是把植物放在很小的密封箱子,而不是放在類似於我們在家中或辦公室看到的房間裡。卓克索大學的麥可.沃林在比較近期進行的研究發現,一間五十平方公尺的房間需要五百株植物才能讓空氣品質產生明顯程度的改善。

to a(n)... degree  達到……的程度

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...need 500 plants
(移居森林比較快LOL )

 

A few potted plants are not even close. If you want a truly effective way to keep the air in your house clean, then you’ll need to invest in more expensive technology. In conclusion, plants are certainly fun to take care of and are great for enhancing the look and feel of a room. However, one might be better off simply opening a window or running an air purifier to clean the air in a room.

光是幾個盆栽還差得遠呢。如果你想用真正有效的方式讓屋裡的空氣保持乾淨,就得購買更昂貴的科技設備。總而言之,照料植物肯定很有意思,它們也是改善室內景觀和氣氛的好物。然而,若要清潔室內空氣,只要開窗或開啟空氣清淨機,效果或許會更好。

be not even close  還差得遠,連邊都摸不著
In conclusion, ...  總而言之,……

 

「為回應所有那些把植物當室內空氣品質靈丹妙藥推銷的網路文章和健康部落格貼文,我們決定深入研究,」德雷塞爾大學(Drexel University)的環境工程師與室內空氣品質專家麥可.沃林(Michael Waring)說。
這邊有找到文中所提到的研究,就是科學家應該看不下去商人的戲法決定闢謠XD。有興趣深入了解,可參考國家地理頻道
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