Environmental Hypersensitivity

There's evidence that a growing number of people suffer from environmental hypersensitivity disorder. These people have severe reactions to very small amounts of chemicals and particles commonly found in our air, food and water. Hypersensitivity occurs at all ages, but usually appears in people in their late '20s or older. It is more common in women. Researchers believe the hypersensitivity is triggered by heavy exposure to a particular pollutant at a time when other stresses on the body are...

How To Use The Healthy Housing Renovation Planner

The Healthy Housing Renovation Planner is a step-by-step workbook to planning a healthy renovation. Chapter One explains the links between your home, your health and the environment It presents the key principles of Healthy Housing contributing to occupant health, reducing energy consumption, conserving natural resources, minimizing environmental effects and balancing cost and practicality. Chapter Two discusses the health effects of indoor air quality, with special attention to environmental...

Inerguide Ratings

EnerGuide ratings are found on a sticker posted on new household appliances. These show both the appliance's yearly energy consumption and where it ranks on a scale of similar models. A handy guide to getting the most energy-efficient appliance that meets your needs is available from Natural Resources Canada see the publications list at the end of this chapter . Another important question is the effect of your renovation on the market value of the house. After all, your house is likely the...