Indoor climate: what makes good air? – Society

What makes a healthy indoor climate? This is an important question, especially in times of pandemic. Why keeping bacteria and viruses in check is not good – and how houseplants help.

You sit in the shower head, frolic in the kettle, live in the salt shaker, populate the refrigerator. Houses and apartments are full of tiny bacteria, viruses and fungi. They colonize almost every square millimeter of an interior. Most of them are harmless to humans. On the contrary, microbes serve our immune system as training partners and thus protect us from infections and allergies. What makes a good, healthy indoor climate? This is an important question, especially in times of pandemic.

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