Wood and the Human Health
"A recent study at the University of British Columbia and FPInnovations has established a link between wood and human health. In the
study the presence of visual wood surfaces in a room lowered sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation. The SNS is responsible for physiological stress responses in humans. This result opens the door to a myriad of stress-related health benefits that the presence of wood may afford in the built environment. The application of wood to promote health indoors is a new tool for practitioners of evidence-based design."
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Easy on the eye and on the earth, sustainable materials ranging from reclaimed wood to bamboo have made a splash in the DIY scene as they have been introduced into residential and commercial spaces around the globe. If you haven't capitalized on this growing trend that’s here to stay, you might be pondering the question, "Why should I bother using sustainable materials?"