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sa   RADON
xx   HOUSE

There's something in the air. Advice on sources of air pollution in the home. Looks at asbestos, histoplasmosis, radon, and urea formaldehyde foam insulation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1989 (v.12#10) pg. 14

Sick houses. Advice on toxins and contaminants in a home and how to remove or contain as many as possible.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1992 (v.15#12) pg. 14
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1993 (v.16#4) pg. 8
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 4

Five steps to a healthier home. General advice on controlling indoor air pollution.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 1998 (v.13#2) pg. 52

Is your indoor air safe to breath? Part 1. Causes of air pollution in your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 132

Is your indoor air safe to breath. Part 2. Solving the problem. A look at air-to-air heat exchangers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 128

Is your indoor air safe to breath? Part 3. Improving indoor air quality.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #253 Nov 1984 (v.34#9) pg. 94

Carbon monoxide. How to keep it from becoming a problem in your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 58
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 14

How a house "breaths". A look at indoor air quality and ventilation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 26

The fresh air contest. How combustion devices and fans compete for inside air. How proper chimney updrafts work. The causes and cures for back drafting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 10

How to recognize and correct the ten most common indoor air pollutants.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 8

How to prevent carbon monoxide from becoming a deadly problem in a home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 50

How to stop back drafting in a tight house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 24

Allergy free in Ottawa. Experiences learned building a house for someone with severe allergic reactions to common building materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 6

Beating indoor air pollution. How to combine a tight envelope with continuous air ventilation to boost energy efficiency and keep radon out.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 68

Plants for healthier homes. Selecting and using living houseplants to reduce indoor air pollution.
GARBAGE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.2#2) pg. 36
Added Info GARBAGE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.2#4) pg. 10

A look at some of the factors to consider in building a "clean air" house, one free of chemical toxins.
HARROWSMITH #72 Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#6) pg. 46

The clean green machine. Using household plants to fight indoor air pollution. (1) Circulate indoor air through a solarium filled with some of the best plants to filter air. (2) Build a plant-charcoal air filter.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 56
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #734 Jun 1989 (v.85) pg. 8
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #735 Jul 1989 (v.85) pg. 8

Clean air, healthy air for your home environment. Tips on filtering indoor air, controlling humidity, and maintaining ventilation.
HOME MECHANIX #749 Oct 1990 (v.86) pg. 16

Simple techniques to test for and cure back drafting.
HOME MECHANIX #788 Sep 1994 (v.90) pg. 8

Breathing easier. How to make sure the air in your home is free from smoke, pollen, excess moisture and other harmful irritants.
HOME MECHANIX #793 Mar 1995 (v.91) pg. 62

Clearing the air. Strategies for beating indoor air pollution.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 28

Back drafting. Recognizing and remedying a largely unrecognized, and potentially deadly, form of indoor air pollution.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #114 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 92

Are you home sick? Causes and solutions of indoor contamination or air pollution.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #116 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 90

Clean air indoors. 4 articles look at the dangers of trapped pollution in todays tighter houses.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 20

SPECIAL REPORT: Your healthy home. How to improve air and water quality. Includes a guide to nontoxic home maintenance, building a safe home from the ground up, and water treatments.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 43

Indoor air quality. Where indoor pollution comes from and what you can do about it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1987 (v.164#8) pg. 103

Build an air-pollution tester which uses a wet impingement system for capturing pollutant particles.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1970 (v.197#4) pg. 97

Healthy building. Reduce indoor pollution by using nontoxic building materials. Also includes tips on removing toxic chemicals from new carpeting.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 30
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 14

Indoor pollution solution. You can breathe easier with houseplants. Tips on using several varieties of house plants or a "plant air cleanser" to remove some pollutants from the air.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 18
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 14

The amateur scientist. How to detect microgram quantities of metals in air, liquids and solids. Includes plans for a ring oven to do chemical-spot testing. Used in monitoring for pollution.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Feb 1981 (v.244#2) pg. 168