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4 Materials to Avoid in an Eco-Friendly Home


Are you using paints that are safe for your family?
Are you using paints that are safe for your family?
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Knowing what to look for in an eco-friendly home isn’t very complicated: You want energy efficient systems, well-insulated windows and walls, maybe a small indoor herb garden, and other common upgrades. But do you know what to avoid? The chemicals and materials that go into some of the more structural parts of your house (like adhesives, building materials, and paint) could be emitting dangerous toxins that affect you and your family. Here are four materials to make sure you avoid.


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