WHAT IS AN UNHEALTHY HOME?
In today's fast food and rush world, shortcuts have become a way
of life. More convenient materials such as synthetics flood our homes. Manufacturers use preservatives, petroleum based chemicals
and pesticide to insure the lifespan of their products. These same products can create health problems by producing poor indoor
air quality. They may cause sore throats, insomnia, headaches and depression in peolpe with chemical sensitivities.
In the worst possible cases, studies show that unhealthy homes cause asthma and worsen ADD symptoms in children.
HOW DO I GET A HEALTHY HOME?
Different people have different sensitivities. You can start by observing your reactions when you are in
contact with man made products or in different environments. You can strive to use the most healthy materials and products
available. Proper ventilation is one of the easiest tools for maintaining clean air.
HOME TOOLS INCLUDE:
LOW VOC PAINT
Most standard paint brands have volatile organic compounds (VOC)
and synthetic biocides in them. These compounds can cause allergic reactions and give off petrochemical stimulants in the
HEALTHIER CARPETING & PADDING
97% of all carpeting in the United States is made of synthetic fibers
and colored with aniline dye derived from nitrobenzene. These carpets often outgas hundreds of different chemicals into the
atmosphere, including methacrylic acid and ehtylbenzene.
The healthier alternative to synthetic carpeting and
padding is using a product made of 100%-wool yarn. It is an undyed, non-mothproofed wool carpet without harmful pesticides
You may also want to explore other flooring alternatives such as bamboo, cork or natural stone.
IMPROVE AIR QUALITY
Ventiliation issues are one of the worst foes of the healthy home. Poor design layout of windows
and air systems in your home are the usual culprit.