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Let us assist you in discovering what makes "your healthy home" by reviewing your new home plans, exploring your existing home, introducing specialists and selecting materials to simplify your life.  Please see our new site  for more Green Home and Healthy Home information.
SusanBerry@ClassicalHomeDesign.com

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.

HEALTHY 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 air.

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 and glue.

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.

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