Formaldéhyde / Discussions

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

I like the look of MDF wall tiles for a green-build modern cottage I'm constructing. It also saves wall prep , texturing, layers of painting, dust and all the ...

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

I'm looking for a formaldehyde free cabinet that is all wood and is no or low voc. No plywood please. Are you looking for formaldehyde-free cabinets for a kitc...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

Where can I find non-toxic outdoor material to use for carcuses for BBQ joinery?

ideally waterproof (or water resistant), mould proof and able to be used as shelving

Posted by Ros Young Jan. 7, 2020, 6:47 p.m. 0 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

I have a medical condition and cannot tolerate any type of scents and mainstream products for building e.g. chalking, paint, glue, etc. . We have picked our qu...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

I have read that heating a product will cause it to release any VOCs, do you have a preferred product for hot water pipe insulation that won’t off-gas into hom...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

I have had some negative respiratory reactions to OSB building products, I think?? I want to build a new home. Are there safer plywood options? What is the hea...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

We are renovating a house, and moving in fairly soon. We live in Southern California, and I want to avoid toxic materials, particularly in the bedrooms. Can't ...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

I live near Laval in QC and I am replacing wood panels in my basement due to a sewer backup situation. I have asthma and would like a lost cost non toxic wall ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

I find the air in my apartment stale and I don't much like the smell. I don't think it's cooking smells and I don't smoke, I just think its the whole building ...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

Allergic to chemically treated wood, CODE requires PWF on concreted slab before house can be built Where are you building where code says such a thing? I don't...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

Standard exterior plywood sheathing (on top of ext stud wall, underneath finish ext siding) has formaldyde, glues all of which are toxic. What can I use that w...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses