Environmentally safe housingModern construction techniques are very unhealthy, as they use lots of particle board, glues, toxic paint and carpets, all sealed up for low air exchange. No wonder the number if people with asthma, allergies and sensitivities is growing leaps and bounds. Many people have started getting ill after moving to a new house or office, or when installing a new carpet.
Finding a safe house to live in is biggest problem for environmentally ill patients, many have to move several times before finding a place they can live. Some own a house their can modify, others have to move away from everything to a porcelain trailer. A few even have to live in tents.
Some people have to basically get rid of their stuff and move away, to live a lifestyle without the things we take granted every day, like books, plastic, etc. These are the people who are called The Dispossessed.
There are very few safe houses, basically only those that have been converted or purposely built to be safe. You may be lucky to find an old farmhouse or brick house in a suburb, as newer buildings will have to be converted to be safe.
Making a house safe is a very long path, the best way is to read some books about it before you start. These are some of the main ingredients:
You might be able to seal some materials, like kitchen cabinets, so they do not off-gas.
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I have visited many safe houses in the Dallas area, including the Seagoville EI community.