The Healthy House: How to buy one, How to build one, How to cure a sick one

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9780963715609: The Healthy House: How to buy one, How to build one, How to cure a sick one

You and your family deserve a healthy house and this book will show you how you can have one. In it, you’ll learn:

· Why many houses make people sick.
· Why the air indoors is much worse than it is outdoors.
· Why carpeting and kitchen cabinets can be unhealthy.
· How your furnace can be dangerous to your health.
· How to select healthier building products.
· How tight construction can be a healthy idea.
· How to properly ventilate houses.
· What you can do if you live in an unhealthy house.
· How to reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields.
· What to do about lead, asbestos, radon, and mold.

This 2001 4th edition contains contributions, in the form of sidebars, from 50 healthy house professionals from across North America.

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From the Publisher:

We are pleased to be publishing this greatly expanded, updated third edition of The Healthy House by John Bower. Since the first edition came out back in 1989, this single book has not only expanded the awareness about the problems of common, but unhealthy, building materials and practices, but more importantly, it has offered real solutions in easy-to-understand language with listings of hundreds of safer alternative products. In short, we feel this is one book that is essential for anyone wanting to be a truly informed homeowner or housing (designer, contractor, builder) professional.

About the Author:

John Bower (BS Purdue University, MA Ball State University) has been involved with healthy house construction since 1984. He has written extensively on the subject in several books (The Healthy House Answer Book, Healthy House Building, and Understanding Ventilation) as well as in articles for such publications as Custom Builder, The Journal of Light Construction, and Mother Earth News. In addition, he has been an invited speaker at builders' conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada sponsored by such organizations as the National Association of Home Builders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Institute of Architects. In 1991, he was honored with a Professional Achievement Award for "healthy house advocacy" from Professional Builder magazine. He is currently serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of Indoor Environment Review.

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