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Eco-Friendly Features of A Green Home
  • Sustainably resourced and reclaimed materials
  • Low-flow sinks and toilets
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Smart home systems, especially thermostats
  • Air-tight insulation in order to reduce energy leaks
  • Dater filtration systems
  • Double-pan windows and doors
  • Solar panels
  • Non-toxic paint, carpeting, and furniture with low levels of VOC or volatile organic compounds

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What Exactly Is A Green Home?

shondaland.com

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Indoor air pollution is widespread

It takes many forms, from the tiny particles that are emitted when we cook or clean, to the spores released by mold when it’s damp, and the chemicals that are embedded in our furniture.

Small particles that are inhaled can travel to the lungs and cause problems. Studies suggest that indoor air pollution is linked with an increased risk of certain respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis.

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A scientist's guide to life: How to protect yourself from indoor air pollution

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