Furnishings + building materials

It wasn’t until the late 1980’s that scientists and regulators alike began to consider how much people are being exposed to pollution in their own homes. Our environmental laws are not yet well designed to protect people from pollution that comes from building materials like flooring, wood and paint, or furnishings like carpet and furniture. Controlling dust and air flow will help manage exposure; but there’s more you can do when it is time to renovate or redecorate.

The way you maintain your home can make a big difference to your family’s health. Get a healthy homes checkup with our guide and tips.