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Do You Worry About the Quality of Your Home's Materials?

Do You Worry About the Quality of Your Home's Materials?

A study by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked Chinese drywall to not only the corrosion of metal and electrical components in US homes and a "rotten egg" odor, but to a whole slew of respiratory problems. Yikes! When I'm shopping for supplies, the last thing that I want to think about is whether materials will cause health problems, so I always try to buy eco-friendly, chemical-free products. But some materials just don't have a non-toxic replacement, and obviously, these homeowners had no clue their homes would be built with faulty materials.

Source: Flickr User retropc

Sunflower-Sutra Sunflower-Sutra 7 years
My house was built in 1947, so my main concern is lead paint. I've painted over everything at least once, but still we have a few spots in the den where some paint has peeled off the wall, exposing a layer from who-knows-when.
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