Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners (3rd Edition)

By John Banta, Paula Baker-Laporte, Erica Elliott

From starting place to rooftop, to domestic care and service, Prescriptions for a fit residence takes the secret out of healthy-house development, protection, and upkeep through strolling the owner/architect/builder staff in the course of the complete development strategy. Chapters include:

-Frame development alternatives
-Thermal and moisture control
-Flooring and finishes
-Furnishings

The authors--an architect, physician, and recovery consultant--bring a novel mixture of craftsmanship and views to this publication. The result—now in its 3rd thoroughly up to date edition—is a different consultant to making fit indoor and outside areas, together with many new assets, in addition to really good wisdom from numerous nationally well-known specialists within the box of creating biology.

This special advisor will attract architects, designers, contractors, doctors, and owners.

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Case Study9. 1: Immune disorder regarding Formaldehyde publicity in the house . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay -Based Plasters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plaster end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gypsum Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gypsum Board set up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . developing an Air Barrier with Gypsum Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . possible choices to Gypsum Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tile ........................................................... Underlayment for Ceramic Tile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tile set up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sealers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stone install. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sealers for Stone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ground deploy Over Concrete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wooden Flooring... . . .. . .. ... . . .. . .. ... . . .. . .. . .. . . ... .. . .. . . ... Case research nine. 2: a really scorching mattress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bamboo ground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resilient ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case learn nine. three: youngster Made seriously III by way of Carpet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wet-Applied end fabrics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 141 142 one hundred forty four one hundred forty four 146 146 147 148 149 a hundred and fifty a hundred and fifty 152 153 153 154 154 154 154 a hundred and fifty five a hundred and fifty five 158 158 159 a hundred and sixty 162 Contents XI Case learn nine. four: EPA Takes a "Stand" at the Carpet Controversy. . . . . . Paints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stains and obvious Finishes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . additional analyzing and prone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 164 166 168 department 10 Specialties.............................................. 169 built-in Pest administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . extra interpreting and providers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chart 10. 1: universal Pests and administration innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 a hundred and seventy 171 department eleven gear ...................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 173 Water remedy apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Purification in typical development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water caliber Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 173 173 enhancing consuming Water caliber with opposite Osmosis via Warren Clough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case learn eleven. 1: bathtub Water stumbled on to be offender in Copper Toxicity Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forms of Water Purification structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chart eleven. 1 Water Filtration tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Residential gear. . . . . .

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