Be Healthy

Keeping your home healthy is easy and inexpensive.  It’s really about paying closer attention to what you buy and transitioning to less toxic products for cleaning, pest control and painting.  In many cases these alternative will save you money.

Many potential sources of household pollution exist, including:

  • Combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, automobiles in attached garages, and tobacco products
  • Poorly maintained central heating and cooling systems, and humidification devices
  • Building materials and furnishings (e.g., old asbestos-containing insulation; old lead-based paint; wood products with high formaldehyde levels; and carpet, paints, coatings, and adhesives containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs))
  • “Stored” pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers
  • Radon
  • Products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies
  • Diisocyanates in polyurethane products applied or manufactured in a home, including polyurethane floor finishes and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation
  • Chromated copper arsenic (CCA) in pressure treated wood
  • Pollutants in well water

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Homeowners and renters have a variety of approaches available to decrease risks from household pollution.   See these links to the US Environmental Protection Agency:

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