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Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...Flame retardants Made from the chemical compounds chlorine or bromine, flame retardants have without a doubt saved lives by giving us valuable time to exit burning buildings, but those same chemicals are finding their way into our water, air and food chain. Flame retardants are chemicals that have been added to hom...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...flame retardants on human health: Flame retardant warning label Flame retardants release particles into the environment over the course of their entire life, and in the process contaminate the air, soil and water. They find their way into the food chain; in particularly high concentration with products that are...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in homes in an energy efficient way. This includ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in homes in an energy efficient way. This includ...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...ind a fabric that you can prep your dinner on and it won't stain, that means it contains a cocktail of nasty chemicals. Keep in mind when you are shopping, that darker colours show less stains. 5. Natural carpets Sisal natural rug image via Ballard Designs The carpet industry has made huge gains in cleaning i...