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Green Living and A Healthy Home
What do you think about when you hear the words “green living” and “creating a healthy house”? As an interior decorator/designer and former Respiratory Therapist, I think of ways to improve air quality, both indoors and out, as well as promoting energy efficiency.
Inside your house, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) gases affect the quality of your home environment and your health. Outside our homes, green house gases affect the environment and the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Both indoor and outdoor air quality are controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through public education and by laws and regulations.
In this article we will explore some of the ways you can improve the indoor air quality in your home therefore creating a healthy house and improving your overall health. We will also explore energy efficiency and the impact you have on the world environment. At the end of the article, I will include a resource list where you can learn more about green living and how to create a healthy home.
Green Living And A Healthy Home
Did you know that air pollution is 2-5 times greater indoors than outdoors due to the enclosed spaces? Many of our household products can emit VOC gases into the air you are breathing. VOC gases can cause headaches, sneezing, respiratory problems and allergic reactions. VOC gases are found in carpets, flooring, glues, paints, particle board, stains and finishes. When choosing products for your home.