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CREATIVE SANTA PLANTS SEEDS OF HOLIDAY WELL-BEING IN BUSINESSES FOR AN ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE PLAN

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Poinsettias could be the Washington area's best alternative health plan yet, compliments of Creative Plantings of Burtonsville, Md., and Santa Claus. This Thursday, Sept. 23, Creative Plantings is bringing Santa Claus to town to deliver the firm's own poinsettias, specially grown and cultivated for this holiday promotion, to area businesses. Always a holiday favorite, poinsettias are also clean air machines, one of nature's answers to indoor pollution.
 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air


pollution is one of the nation's most serious health threats in the '90s. Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Creative Plantings is a sponsor of the Plants for Clean Air Council (PCAC), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to research and public education on the environmental benefits of plants in offices and homes.
 Creative Plantings' Santa is cultivating holiday health, well-being and cheer with red, pink and white poinsettias to increase additional holiday business for Creative Plantings and help combat indoor air pollution. The poinsettia is officially on PCAC's list of tested, indoor pollution-fighting plants.
 PCAC's information is based on research by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that demonstrated plants removed harmful volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from sealed chambers in a 24-hour period. The original NASA study focused on three of the most common indoor air pollutants -- formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene and reported that common office plants effectively remove harmful pollutants from indoor air.
 Creative Plantings, the area's leading horticultural business specializing in interior plantscaping, is nationally known for its use of unusual and out-of-season specialty plants and flowers. Many of Creative's plants used in office buildings in Washington are grown in Burtonsville in a 5-acre greenhouse which is part of a 30-acre production and acclimatization nursery.
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 /CONTACT: Jan Roy for Creative Plantings, 301-459-7678/


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