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Most of us spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but our indoor environments could be causing us significant harm. Everything from flooring to paints to insulation contains chemicals known to contribute to health problems such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
In this book, Jen and Rusty Stout, nationally recognized healthy home building innovators, teach you how to think like a builder so that you can construct a new home or upgrade an existing one to put wellness first. Making smart choices when it comes to building materials, moisture protection, and more can make all the difference in reducing your family’s exposure to toxins and living a healthier life.
Whether you are a home buyer, a homeowner working with a professional builder, a building contractor, or a DIY-er, Healthier Homes walks you through key considerations such as
Site selectionDesigning a living space that meets your family’s unique needsMaterial choices for the exterior and interiorAir and water qualitySourcing home furnishings and finishesExisting home upgradesMold remediation
From the Publisher
It’s easy not to put too much thought into what goes into the construction of a new home. After all, there are countless building standards, and there are regulatory agencies that ensure those standards keep us safe. Or do they?
Unfortunately, the typical materials used to build and furnish homes often contain chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can off-gas into our living spaces and have significant negative health effects. Meanwhile, modern wireless technologies expose us to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), which have been linked to cancer, debilitating fatigue, and significant psychiatric symptoms.
Healthier Homes shows you how to make better choices. You can build a home (or retrofit an existing one) that supports your health, and it doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Jen and Rusty Stout are here to guide you.
Publisher : Victory Belt Publishing (September 27, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 162860445X
ISBN-13 : 978-1628604450
Item Weight : 2.02 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.77 x 9.1 inches