Furnishings + building materials
- Look for “third party” certification.Furniture and building materials may have a variety of green labels. Certifications like Greenguard, created independently from industry, are most reliable. You can research labels at ecolabelindex.com
- Keep an eye out for certain materials.Use caution with materials that may be made with solvents, PVC plastics, stain-guard treatment and flame retardants.
- Before you redecorateLearn more about how to choose flooring, window treatments and cabinets, as well as how to avoid PVC plastic and exposure to existing asbestos.
- Before you buy furnitureLearn more about how to choose furniture to avoid flame retardants, stain guard and other materials that can release toxics into your home.