Building Materials for the Environmentally Hypersensitive and Other Healthy Home Resources from CMHC

Building Materials for the Environmentally Hypersensitive
Matériaux de construction pour les personnes hypersensibles à l’environnement
from Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Description from CMHC site: A must-have sourcebook for homeowners and building professionals concerned with reducing air contaminants within the home. For people who are environmentally hypersensitive, even low levels of contaminants in the air can cause debilitating illness. Some materials commonly used to build and maintain houses can be a source of these contaminants. The book features 180 such products including those treated with pesticides, formaldehyde and adhesives. The information needed to evaluate products and choose those with the least toxicity is all here. Includes a listing of appropriate specialty products.

Cost $29.95. Order here.

Note from Lynn-I ordered this book many years ago and it’s served as a great reference.

More Resources from CMHC
Your Health & Your Home

Healthy Housing Renovation Planner A guide to options, techniques and materials that will make your home a healthier place to live. Price-34.95

Healthy Housing Practical Tips
Tips to make your home healthier both for your family and the environment. FREE

Healthy Housing Fact Sheets Room-by-room tips to make your home healthier for you and for the environment. FREE

Lead in Your Home Learn how to safely remove lead from older homes. FREE

Curbing Cockroaches the Least Toxic Way A detailed program to rid a home of cockroaches using the least toxic and hazardous approach. FREE

Farewell to Cockroaches!—Controlling Cockroaches the Least-Toxic Way An introduction to safely using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control pests. FREE

About Your Apartment : Dealing with Pests
Find out how to prevent and reduce pest infestations in your apartment or condominium unit. FREE

About Your House : Water Filters The facts you need to decide if you need a water filter for your home. FREE

Moisture and Air: Householder’s Guide — Problems and Remedies A booklet for homeowners on diagnosing and solving moisture problems. FREE

The Tenant’s Guide to Mold Is mold growing in your apartment? Find out how to deal with this hazard that may endanger your health and property. FREE

Above publications available on the CMHC website. I can’t link directly. Go to their main page HERE. Then click on Order Desk.

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2 Responses to Building Materials for the Environmentally Hypersensitive and Other Healthy Home Resources from CMHC

  1. I think this will be perfect for every house especially nowadays that earthquake is very adamant. Thanks for sharing and more power!

  2. Steve Parry says:

    This is great news. I have read a lot about the chemicals we breathe in every day simply by what we produce on a day to day basis. As well as allergy sufferers this could be an industyr standard in the near future for all house builders especially in cities and around factories.

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