The GREEN HOME Project
First and foremost, indoor plants are NOT EDIBLE. Do not eat nor recklessly play with them and keep them away from kids and pets.
With that cleared out, indoor plants are not only beautiful and calming, they are also functional. They are excellent air purifiers that can cleanse your home from chemicals in the air and increase the oxygen saturation at the same time.
Knowing Common Indoor Pollutants
Trichloroethylene – Found in printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, adhesives, and paint removers. Symptoms associated with short-term exposure include: excitement, dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting followed by drowsiness and coma.
Formaldehyde – Found in paper bags, waxed papers, facial tissues, paper towels, plywood paneling, and synthetic fabrics. Symptoms associated with short-term exposure include: irritation to nose, mouth and throat, and in severe cases, swelling of the larynx and lungs.
Benzene – Used to make plastics, resins, lubricants, detergents, and drugs and found in tobacco smoke, glue, and furniture wax. Symptoms associated with short-term exposure include: irritation to eyes, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, increased heart rate, confusion and in some cases can result in unconsciousness.
Xylene – Found in rubber, leather, tobacco smoke, and vehicle exhaust. Symptoms associated with short-term exposure include: irritation to mouth and throat, dizziness, headache, confusion, heart problems, liver and kidney damage and coma.
Ammonia – Found in window cleaners, floor waxes, smelling salts, and fertilizers. Symptoms associated with short-term exposure include: eye irritation, coughing, sore throat.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) – This harmful gas is formed by emissions from vehicles and factories during the burning of fuel. It is high in concentration in regions that are congested with vehicles and traffic. The gas is a respirator irritant, causing specific damage to the cardiovascular and respiratory system. It is known to cause airway inflammation among healthy individuals.
Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) – A highly reactive gas that carries a smell which is pungent and irritating, suplhur dioxide is formed by the burning of fuels in industries and factories. Its presence in the air results in the irritation of the lining of lungs, throat and nose, worsing the sysmptoms of patients with existing respiratory diseases such as asthma, and other cardiovascular problems.
Suspended Particulate Matter – Suspended Particulate Matter, or SPM, refers to the suspended solid and liquid particles in the air that are too small in size to be seen with the naked eye. Its short effects include irritation of the eyes and the respiratory tract, with the long term exposure causing asthma and weaker cardiovascular function.
Another aspect that the company wants to encourage is the use of biodegradable, sustainable, and no-waste products - items that could return back to the Earth once they have served their purpose and not stay for decades and decades, thus creating a massive hurdle in the natural flow of nature.
And one of the best ways to do that is thru the use of organic and nature-friendly items that are crafted from naturally available materials. Not only do they not seep out harmful chemicals, they also keep the Earth healthy.
We only have one home. We have to take care of it.
As such, the company has decided to open all of our showroom doors to indoor plant sellers and enthusiasts, as well as to natural home ware entrepreneurs so that they can display their beautiful potted indoor plants and natural items for FREE. No need to pay rent nor display fee.
This way, the company can help out hardworking small and start up indoor plant and natural home ware entrepreneurs, at the same time introducing our showroom clients to the beauty and usefulness of having indoor plants along with naturally and ecologically crafted wares.
Want to participate in The GREEN HOME Project? Kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: THE GREEN HOME PROJECT
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