Don't you just love that new car smell? Well, that smell, which can also be found in the paint, carpet, furniture, and surfaces of newly constructed buildings is actually one of the top five hazards to your health, according to the EPA. Luckily, low VOC products are finding their way on the shelves and catalogs, but the proof is in the labeling. Always look for products certified by Green Seal, FSC, or other green standards, as well as seeking out the greenest places to shop for your home or building project.
Sites like www.ecometro.com help those in cities such as Denver, Portland, Seattle, and Twin Cities find just what their looking for.
- Jill Bellenger, CPH | Associate ASLA