04 November 2007

Creating healthy indoor environments for children

Green building is not just about water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality and a healthy home are equally as important.

Traditionally the majority of the products and materials that were used to create homes and their interiors off gassed many toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, PBDEs and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These are really bad chemicals with a multitude of adverse effects from respiratory issues through to cancer. Children are are the greatest risk from exposure due to their size and immature bodies.

Healthy Child Healthy World is a US based not for profit who define their mission as "Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures.We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish."

Check out their website, it is a wealth of information.

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