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Most people feel safest at home; little do they know how many environmental dangers lurk in the average house. While some folks are more sensitive to these pollutants than others, there are numerous real hazards in both existing and new construction. Lead paint, arsenic in pressure-treated lumber, and outgassing from synthetic materials are only a few of the more notorious problems. Bower covers the house from top to bottom, explaining potential problems and offering safe solutions. A number of brief sidebars written by various experts elaborate and explain the text. The six most common household pollutants lead, asbestos, radon, mold, combustion byproducts, and volatile organic compounds are are covered in particular detail. A huge list of suppliers (including their web addresses) and a bibliography round out this title. Sure to sound a wake-up call, this title is an essential purchase for public libraries.
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