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The expo is over for the moment and I have been presented an opportunity to be a Certified Mold Assessor and Indoor Air Quality Specialist FREE!  

Well, how could I turn it down?  I almost did.  It was simple for me.  CONTINGENCIES!  If the contingency was to get into an area that I am not really interested in versus what I really am interested in, then I would turn it down.  Well, I can use it for my vision of teaching those about green and certifying others.

It has been fun, frustrating, overwhelming, and exciting!  All has been a blast!  I love learning but learning can turn to churning.  I had to learn to stop the churn before I burn and in turn get nowhere.  So!  I am working on target markets, cool green stuff that enable me to get a step up on a niche, and work to get my family involved.

Developing the material can be neverending but I have decided to create and update and expand with further releases.  I think that is the best way to stop the churn and burn as I learn to turn this into something useful!

But I want to share something with you!  Green Plants!

Green plants (all are green right) reduce or eliminate the presence of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and xylene.

A number of plants, including the peace lily, are pretty good at absorbing VOCs, translocating the chemicals to their roots and breaking them down. Formaldehyde and/or numerous other VOCS are a natural byproduct of many of the ingredients of modern life—plywood, particleboard, carpeting, synthetic fabrics and plastics, to name the most common. Other plants on the list are the areca palm, lady palm, rubber plant, English ivy, Boston fern. The spider plant, which has often been linked with air-purifying properties, wasn’t quite as efficient.  Interesting!

These plants cut stress, allergies, and colds!

Wonderful Natural Air Cleaners

Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)
Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig‘)
Pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Fig ‘Alii’ (Ficus macleilandii ‘Alii‘)
Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans)
Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Florist mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Philodendrons (my personal favorite)

Buy a VOC eating plant for an Easter gift!


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