Healthy Indoors Magazine - USA Edition

HI October 2016

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IAQ Media, Inc. strives to use reliable sources and verify data, but makes no guarantee that information is complete or accurate; consequently, readers using this information do so at their own risk. Although persons and companies mentioned herein are believed to be reputable, neither IAQ Media, Inc., nor its officers, employees, contractors accept any responsibility whatsoever for the activities of any such persons or companies. © 2016 IAQ Media, Inc. TABLE OF CONTENTS— October 2016 2 The Building Performance Institute rolled out its new Healthy Home Evaluator certification earlier this month. In our cover story, we learn about their new program and the important role a healthy building environment plays in the health of the building's occupants. 4 | Editorial Healthy Indoors' Founder & Publisher Bob Krell's monthly perspective. 14 | 6 Deadly Factors Impacting the Environ- ment, and What You Can Do to Help We are all surrounded by and aware of some of the things that pose a threat to our planet's health; this article focuses on a few of them, and what each of us can do to help make a difference. 20 | May's Ways Jeffrey May's monthly column on improving your indoor environments. 24 | Association watch Healthy Indoors takes a closer look at the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and what it means to use sustainable practices to build truly "green" buildings. 28 | Product Focus 30 | MOMS Clean Air Force News Our feature section for MCAF. 32 | IAQ Live Wire Healthy Indoors virtual industry newsroom. 34 | IAQ Radio Listen to the online weekly radio show and its archived episodes. Volume 4 No. 9 October 2016 COVER STORY The BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification: Building Performance Meets Safety & IAQ 6 | TABLE OF CONTENTS Why Air Quality Testing for VOCs Usually Isn't Helpful for People with MCSSteve Temes talks about the hurdles faced by individuals with multiple chemical sensitivities and why standard air qual- ity testing procedures don't usually tell the whole story in determining the source of their problems. 10 | By Steve Temes Industrial Hygienist CSF Board Member

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