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Kitchen Cabinets, Part 1

Because kitchen cabinetry is normally made from engineered materials like mdf, plywood, or particleboard, people with chemical sensitivities have to find other solutions that will be safe for them. 1,514 more words

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Roofing: Part 1

Roofing for the chemically sensitive poses certain challenges. First you will want to avoid composite building materials that are held together with toxic glues. But you may also react to the terpenes in softwoods present in what is called SPF (which stands for spruce, pine, fir) framing lumber. 1,347 more words

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All the Walls of My House are Made of Pumice-crete

Pumice-crete is a mix of pumice aggregate (a very porous volcanic rock), portland cement, and water. The mix is mostly pumice with only enough cement to bind it together. 1,143 more words

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How To Build A Box For Your Computer

“The list of substances that go into computers is long, and many of the chemicals used, such as beryllium, lead, chromium, and mercury compounds, are toxic or carcinogenic to humans….Computers and consumer electronics products appear to emit BFRs (brominated flame retardants) for some time, and in one recent study, BFRs were found in dust samples taken from dozens of different office environments.” 1,983 more words

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Why We Almost—But Did Not—Build An Adobe House

I love traditional adobe buildings. They are beautiful and handcrafted and made of clay earth, which I foolishly assumed meant they were safe from toxic chemicals. 1,883 more words

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Searching For Land

I will discuss in this post some of the issues you will want to consider when looking at land to buy for your healthy house-building project. 602 more words

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