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Environmentally-Friendly Wall Coverings

Select wall coverings made from environmentally friendly fibers colored with non-toxic dyes and water-based inks. Use vinyl-free, fully-breathable coverings that cannot lock in harmful molds and mildew.

Choose Non-Toxic Paints

It's believed that non-toxic paints relieve some major causes for indoor contamination in homes. They've been developed by almost all major paint manufacturing companies so that they're cost-effective, durable, have good covering qualities, produce almost no odor, and are environmentally healthy. These low- or zero-VOC (meaning they don't emit Volatile Organic Compounds into the air) are easy clean-up and help keep toxic materials out of our landfills. Look for low-VOC or zero-VOC paints at any paint store or home repair center.

Dust-Free Surfaces

Select surfaces that don't collect dust and can easily be wiped clean. Avoid textured fabrics for draperies and opt for wooden shutters. They look neat and sleek, can be custom-made to fit any window, and are easy to clean when they need freshening.

Room-to-Room Windows

Take advantage of light in another room by installing interior windows. The light will pass from a well-lighted or window-full space into a darker space and provide lighting at no additional charge.

By choosing wisely, you'll not only have a beautiful home for years to come. You'll be creating a health environment for your family in a space that is environmentally responsible and just "feels good."

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