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Go Green to Breathe Clean Infographic

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Indoor pollutants are found in the office and at home. They can cause a wide variety of serious respiratory and central nervous system problems. What to do? Plants have the answer with natural pollutant-fighting power. Which plants work the best to remove pollutants, and which pollutants are the most dangerous? Infographic content and design by GridSpace at HypothesisGroup. Follow on Instagram @hypothesisgroup. www.hypothesisgroup.com

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Go Green to Breathe Clean Infographic

  1. 1. A simple and effective way to help alleviate what is commonly known as “sick building syndrome” is to introduce flora into the environment. Many plants through photosynthesis can synthesize and neutralize pollutants. The plants below are from a list of tested and approved NASA greenery. THE PROBLEM THE SOLUTION Indoor air pollution is a growing concern for a population spending more time indoors. There are obvious pollutants like cigarette smoke, gas exhaust, and cleaning products, and then there are the less obvious - like toxic chemicals released by the "off gassing" of synthetic materials. POLLUTANT FIGHTING PLANTS Go Green to BREATHE CLEAN MAIN SOURCE: Metal Degreaser, Organic Solvent TRICHLOROETHYLENE BENZENE MAIN SOURCE: Gasoline, Tobacco Smoke, Paint, Industrial Emmissions HEALTH RISKS: Cancer, Bone Marrow Failure MAIN SOURCE: Particleboard, Insulation, Synthetic Building Materials, Cigarette Smoke HEALTH RISKS: Respiratory Problems, Asthma, Eye, Nose, and Throat Irritation FORMALDEHYDE HEALTH RISKS: Respiratory Problems, Eye, Nose, and Throat Irritation MAIN SOURCE: Cleaning Products AMMONIA HEALTH RISKS: Tiredness, Confusion, Weakness, Memory Loss, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Hearing and Vision Loss MAIN SOURCE: Gasoline, Paint, Paint Thinner XYLENE & TOLUENE HEALTH RISKS: Heahache, Dizziness, Confusion, Cardiac Defects, Fatal Depression of Central Nervous System, Parkinson’s Disease PET FRIENDLY BEST AT REMOVING POLLUTANT NOTABLY EASY TO CARE FOR BENZENE FORMALDEHYDE XYLENE & TOLUENE TRICHLOROETHYLENE AMMONIA PEACE LILY There has been a substantial reduction in production since 2007 due to federal legislation SPIDER PLANT HEDERA HELIX GERBERA DAISY GERBERA JAMESONII DRACANEA DRACAENA MARGINATA ENGLISH IVY HEDERA HELIX GARDEN MUM CHRYSANTHEMUM MORIFOLIUM LILYTURF LIRIOPE SPICATA SPATHIPHYLLUM 'MAUNA LOA' COMMON INDOOR POLLUTANTS SOURCES Wolverton, B. C. and J. D. Wolverton. (1993). Plants and soil microorganisms: removal of formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia from the indoor environment. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 38(2), 11-15. BC Wolverton, WL Douglas, K Bounds (July 1989). A study of interior landscape plants for indoor air pollution abatement (Report). NASA. NASA-TM-108061 Pottorff, L. Plants "Clean" Air Inside Our Homes. Colorado State University & Denver County Extension Master Gardener. 2010 WWW.HYPOTHESISGROUP.COM@ how dangerous a pollutant is, by prevelance and toxicity The Power OF PLANTS SNAKE PLANT SANSEVIERIA TRIFASCIATA 'LAURENTII'

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