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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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How Old Is Your Mattress?

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.

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Home Energy Saver Launches Online
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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

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...

Are Your Building Materials Healthful?

-April 19th, 2014

Houses used to be built of native materials. If there were a lot of rocks in the area, the houses were constructed of stone. If trees happened to be plentiful, the houses were made of wood. Eskimos built igloos with...

HHI-Pedia Entry of the Day: Pascal

The pascal (Pa) or kilopascal (kPa) is a unit of pressure measurement.

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