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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...air pollution, dust, pollen and pet dander. So it only makes sense that we pay attention to the air quality in our homes. Where most people have heard the ter...

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...air requires significantly more energy than heating dry air. When using manufactured wood products for cabinetry, ask for formaldehyde-free plywood then at leas...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...air quality (IAQ) Whatever floor finish you choose, different products will have different impacts on your home air quality and the planet. Like paints, floor...

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Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...air quality: Any renovation or building project is exciting, but it can also be exhausting and emotionally taxing. Right at the end when it's time to furnish ...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...air quality and VOCs Health Canada Indoor Air Quality Recommendations EPA Indoor Air Quality Recommendations Recycled paints www.peintureboomerang...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...air. Fresh air often has no scent at all. If scented air is a must at your house, try essential oil diffusers or make your own air spray with a 10 - 20 drops of...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...airtight than in previous decades for reasons of durability (condensation in wall assemblies), and also for energy efficiency, as air leakage used to account fo...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...air quality and forcing costly repairs. Venting kitchen fumes to the exterior will also reduce the amount of time spent cleaning, which few will complain about....

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...air quality in your home . Every room in my conventional, drywalled home is painted with a natural clay paint that's easy to make, economical, and gives a beaut...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...air quality is often up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, and this is part of why there is such a rise in chemical sensitivities as well as a spike in ...

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Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...air quality of your home , that's why! “Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in any home environment. The potential impact of indoor air quality...