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Question DetailsAsked on 2/10/2012

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I’m the Principal Designer for America’s leading onlineinterior design firm with hundreds of active projects across 37 states.

The remodeling advice I am passionate about is something that is often overlooked by contractors and designers alike:

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Did you know paints, coatings, carpets,countertops, flooring, fabrics, etc. all release volatile organic compounds (VOC's).

VOC’s affect normal function of the lung,aggravate symptoms of pulmonary diseases and increase rates of asthma attack.

One of the highest VOC emmitters is a line of baby cribs sold at one of America's largest home furnishing stores!

While a few states have begun to tighten the VOC emission standards for products sold at retail, Homeowners should be aware that there is no regulation for indoor air quality (by the EPA or otherwise) and that the aggregate impact of VOC's from products manufactured in countries with sub-standard manufacturing practices and sold at popular retailers and hardware stores can have a dramatic impact on the health and well-being of allergy and asthma sufferers as well as those with pulmonary diseases..


As an acute allergy sufferer, I can tell you my quality of life has dramatically improved when I replaced certain home goods and materials in my home with productsmade from natural content manufactured at eco-friendly plants primarily in theUSA.


It is important to seek out interior specifications for furniture, fixtures andfinishes that avoid potential air-quality health risks associated with inferior products thatcome from countries with sub-standard manufacturing practices.


Amanda
HMDhome.com

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Answered 7 years ago by HMDhome




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