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Where Does My Drinking Water Come From And How Is It Treated?

Where Does My Drinking Water Come From And How Is It Treated?

Your drinking water comes from surface water or ground water, and the amount and type of treatment applied varies with the source and quality of the water.

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
How Old Is Your Mattress?
By AAFA


In addition to your mattress’ age, other factors such as dirt, allergen accumulation, moisture damage and chemical content of the components of the mattress are other things that need to be considered when making your decision to replace your mattress.

Home Energy Magazine
Home Energy Saver Launches Online
By Home Energy Magazine


Consumer-facing web site will serve as a resource and forum for people wanting to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

Points to Ponder

Should I test indoor air?

-August 22nd, 2014

Air-quality testing can be helpful to understand what is wrong with your air, but since there are hundreds or thousands of possible pollutants, and testing for them all is impossible, a test profile may be a very misleading or  part-smart...

VOCs: The Argument Against Them - Way Back in 2000

-June 7th, 2014

According to the HHI Book published in 2000, Healthy House Building for the New Millennium: A Design & Construction Guide:

"We have heard it said that the VOCs found in the indoor air are not in high enough...

When Green is Not Healthy

-May 21st, 2014

There are growing numbers of “green” builders and designers. Their focus is often on issues surrounding the health of the planet, sustainability, recycling, etc. Some are also interested in the health of the occupants, but others don’t place as much...

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HHI-Pedia Entry of the Day: Spray-On Insulation

Insulation products that start out as a liquid, but end up as a solid.

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