Indoor Air Quality, Healthy Buildings, and Breathing Walls
Most people in America spend 90% of their time indoors.
The quality of the air inside your home directly impacts your health, due to the amount of time spent there.
Just ask "Dear Abby" just how bad mothballs in your home is for the air quality...
Good indoor air quality is determined by design, controlled ventilation and the use of appropriate healthy building materials.
Designed properly, strawbale walls are vapor-permeable "breathable" walls.
Strawbale walls allow vapor to quickly pass through, practically eliminating the potential for fungal growth on building surfaces.
Controlled mechanical ventilation is also important for good indoor air quality. A bathroom ventilation fan can also reduce humidity and mold in the home.
In the kitchen, cooking with a gas stove produces carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can make you sick and give you flu-like symptoms.
It's important for good air quality to have a kitchen exhaust hood over a gas stove.
Personally, I happen to like the "chimney" style kitchen exhaust hoods vs. the ones that fit under your cabinets...