Healthy House

  Healthy House

 

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We spend so much time asking what is in our food but have you ever considered what was used to build in the house you live in. If you suffer from asthma, maybe you have. But for the rest of us the impacts of us off-gassing products, chemicals, sealants and paints might be more subtle, but not less detrimental to our health.

Knowing ways to limit these impacts on your health has been part of our goals, from the low VOC product choices of innovation house in 2012 through to the Healthy Tiny house built for James Cook University in 2019 we have been at the forefront of this conversation.

Below is some best practice application you might consider

The Healthy Home

Most of us spend more than 90% of our lives indoors (National Research Council 1981) so it is worth thinking more closely about air quality in our homes. This article discusses the likely sources of indoor air pollutants and the possible associated health conditions. It provides advice and actions that you can take to protect the health of people living in your home. It will also help you make better informed decisions about health and indoor air quality issues when discussing a new building project or renovation with your architect, designer, builder or building material supplier. Download the Fact Sheet…