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Category Archives: Indoor Air Quality
Additionally, are there any water contamination issues with using PEX tubing for human-consumption water supply? PEX is cross-linked polyethylene, so there is no measurable offgassing from the material. Through one of several processes, links between polyethylene molecules are formed to … Continue reading
Can my home be Re-Finished with UV floor finish? How does it work? Is this a gimmick or is it a real health benefit? Companies such as FlashUV.com claim to have UV finish for my wood floor. Instant cure and low VOC and Odor.
It all depends on what they are promising you. The idea that the floor can be cured by exposure to UV light is not at all far fetched. Many chemicals are effected by UV light and crosslinking is a common … Continue reading
Well all of the stone(granite, marble, soapstone, travertine), concrete, recycled glass(ice stone, terrazzo, vetrazzo), tile(ceramic, stone) , engineered stone(Caesarstone, Dupont Zodiaq, Cambria Quartz) stainless steel and solid surfacing (Corian, Avonite, Swanstone, Silestone, Livingstone) countertops have no or extremely low VOC’s … Continue reading
The recent state of the “toxic drywall” debacle is a bit of a mixed blessing here. The mass majority of the toxic drywall came from just a few manufacturers in China that used mined gypsum as these raw materials for … Continue reading
Widows are generally not considered a threat to indoor air quality from offgassing. The fact that the majority of replacement windows are made of or are clad in vinyl does have serious environmental consequences, as the manufacture and eventual destruction … Continue reading
Since you have actual radiation emanation data, I will answer this question directly, but for some back ground information on the link between Radiation from Granites and Quartz and Cancer, please see the question titled “Should I be concerned about … Continue reading
Yes, some granites and quartz’s contain some amounts of uranium, a radioactive element. You are safe from significant exposure to a granite that contains uranium, while it is locked in the granite and/or if it is present at very low … Continue reading