Healthy Indoors Magazine - USA Edition

HI August 2022 - USA Edition

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2 | August 2022 ® 34 34 44 44 BUILDING R x : 10 Building Science Lies to Watch Out for By Allison Bailes III I recently learned the truth about another one of many building science lies. It's the first one in my list here. Having my eyes opened to that lie made think of some of the other ones out there. Well-meaning people throw them around so much they seem true. But they're not, or at least not without caveats. 25 25 MAY'S WAYS: Don't Forget to Check the Couch By Jeffrey May The sources of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems can be within the components of the building including mechan- ical systems, crawlspaces, and basements. Many IAQ problems, however, arise from what building occupants bring into a building envelope (what I call Trojan Horses). MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE: Petrochemical Pollution and Our Health By Elizabeth Bechard There's a good chance that as you're reading this, you've already touched multiple items of plastic so far in your day. Per- haps you've brushed your teeth with a plastic toothbrush, typed an email on a plastic computer keyboard, tucked a handful of Goldfish crackers into a Ziploc bag for your child's lunch, or donned a disposable N95 mask.

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