Homes That Heal (and those that don't): How Your Home Could be Harming Your Family's Health

Homes That Heal (and those that don't): How Your Home Could be Harming Your Family's Health

by Athena Thompson
     
 

Media reports focus increasingly on the declining health of children in industrialized countries. Asthma, autism, learning and behavior problems, and cancer are all on the rise. At the same time, there is consistent news about poor indoor air quality, mold and how buildings can make people sick.

Homes that Heal addresses both of these developments,

Overview

Media reports focus increasingly on the declining health of children in industrialized countries. Asthma, autism, learning and behavior problems, and cancer are all on the rise. At the same time, there is consistent news about poor indoor air quality, mold and how buildings can make people sick.

Homes that Heal addresses both of these developments, revealing that our own homes can contribute to many of these health problems. A passionate examination of our built environment and the alarming impact today’s chemically polluted world is having on the health of present and future generations, Homes That Heal is easy-to-read, solutions-oriented and humorous, full of stories and advice that empower families to take back their health on a daily basis. Topics covered include:

a Healthy Home Quiz that enables readers to evaluate the health of their own home and identify many of the common home health hazards factors impacting indoor air quality a room-by-room examination of typical problems and solutions toxic materials used in building a new home or remodeling cleaning products and other consumer hazards found in the home an easy-to-understand introduction to the science of Bau-biologie (Building Biology), an internationally recognized approach to healthy construction.

Packed with useful information and resources, Homes That Heal is written to be easily understood by busy mothers and will appeal to anyone interested in the health of his or her family. Designed for the family coffee table, it is equally suitable for doctors' offices and home improvement stores.

Athena Thompson is an award-winning entrepreneur specializing in environmental medicine and is an advocate for children’s health. A natural health specialist for 18 years and a certified bau-biologist (building biologist), she is cofounder/owner of Humabuilt Healthy Building Systems and lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865715110
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series , #10
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Athena Thompson is a certified Bau-biologist (Building Biologist) and Cofounder/Owner of Humabuilt Healthy Building Systems. A Natural Health Specialist for 18 years, she has managed her own private health practice in both the UK and the US, and has been on the faculty of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. An award-winning entrepreneur, Athena specializes in Environmental Medicine and buildings, with a special focus on the health of children.

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