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  • Absolute Humidity

    The weight of water in a given volume of air.
  • Activated Carbon

    A form of carbon used as an adsorption or pollutant-reduction material in air or water filters, often derived from coconut, wood, or coal.
  • Air Cleaner

    There are several different types, but these useful appliances are no substitute for good cleaning and other preventive measures.
  • Antibacterial Products

    The scientific debate continues over whether antibacterial soaps, sprays and wipes may end up doing more harm than good.
  • Arsenic

    Highly toxic and a known carcinogen, sources of arsenic contamination include industrial and workplace exposure, ingestion of food and water containing arsenic-related substances and more.
  • Basement Foundations

    Unfinished and uninsulated basements have a high potential for mold growth and other contamination problems, but can be healthy with proper planning.
  • Bathroom Fan

    Exhaust fans aren’t just for keeping the bathroom from smelling bad.
  • Biodegradable

    Biodegradable is defined as “the ability of natural biological decay processes to break down complex compounds into simple molecules.”
  • Bisphenol A

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.
  • Blower Door Test

    Blower door tests help determine a home's airtightness.
  • Bottled Water

    It’s convenient and healthful, but is it “green?”
  • British Thermal Unit (BTU)

    The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1°F.
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)

    A colorless, odorless, poisonous gas released during the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels.
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Every home should have at least one CO detector.
  • Caulk

    A product that’s essential to a well sealed home.
  • Central Vacuum System

    Central vacuums have a number of advantages over portable units.
  • CFL

    Compact fluorescent lamps offer great energy savings over traditional incandescent or halogen lighting. There are trade-offs, however.
  • Concrete

    Durable, versatile material made of four main ingredients: cement, aggregate, water, and admixtures.
  • Concrete-Slab Foundations

    Easily constructed in a healthy manner, it can be part of a house foundation or built separately from the footings and foundation wall.
  • Crawl Space Foundations

    Unlike basement foundations, a crawl space is not considered part of a home’s living space. Crawl spaces are usually accessed only to repair pipes, ducts or mechanical equipment.

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