008 // Your Healthy Building Material Questions Answered.
We're continuing our healthy building materials mini-series by answering listener questions specific to healthy home building materials and finishes.
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Questions Covered in this episode:
- I am doing a renovation to my house and have spent so much time searching for healthy building products. It's confusing because there is so much greenwashing, I don't know what I should believe. Now I'm frustrated and overwhelmed. Is there a place I can go to find out if a product is safe to use in my home?
- I have to replace drywall and insulation due to mold remediation. What should I be choosing for healthy drywall and insulation for the new walls?
- We are replacing the vinyl flooring in my house that was installed about 25 years ago with a floating wood floor. We pulled up a small section of it and it has a terrible toxic smell. What can we do to get rid of the smell before installing the new floor?
- It seems like everything in our lives need to be non-toxic for us to be safe. From food, to clothing, car seats, shampoo, building materials. Is this really possible?
A few helpful links:
Do you have questions on how to make your home more health and wellness focused? Email me your question for future podcast Q and A episodes!: Kate@balancedarch.com
Healthy Rating System:
US Product: USG EcoSmart
US Product: National Gypsum GoldBond
Mineral Wool Insulation: Owens Corning ThermaFiber UltraBatt FF
MgO Board: ExtremeGreen
Sealant for toxic odors: AFM SafeCoat Safeseal
Healthy Materials Links:
Six Classes is a website dedicated to teaching consumers about the six harmful classes of toxins, as well as advocating for healthier products.