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Non Toxic Tiny Homes
A lot of people don't realise what is actually in some of the modern building materials and how it can effect you when living in a small space. And on the other hand a lot of people do realise the harm it can cause as they have experienced it first hand. Which ever you are we believe everyone should be able to breathe and sleep in your home without having to worry about these toxins bleaching from your walls, floor or ceiling.
What is formaldehyde?
Formaldehyde is a colourless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products. It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials. When formaldehyde is present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm, some individuals may experience adverse effects such as watery eyes; burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation.
What can be done?
Luckily, there are products available that contain very little amounts of formaldehyde. All our timber, plywoods and adhesives have a Super E0 rating of formaldehyde making for a safe home for you and your loved ones.
What are VOC's?
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products used to build and maintain homes. Once these chemicals are in homes, they are released or “off-gas” into the indoor air we breathe. Common examples of VOCs that may be present in our daily lives are: benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and 1,3-butadiene.
What can be done?
Again, there are products out there that contain very low to no VOC's. All out paints, adhesives and sealants are low to no VOC.
What are EMF's?
An electromagnetic field (EMF) is an area of moving electrical charges. Some EMFs, especially those involving ionizing radiation, can be harmful. Whether you believe EMF's are harmful or not we do supply this option as an extra. We have teamed up with Patrick from Geo Vital who supplies us with shielded cabling and other EMF protection methods. If you are interested in learning more Patrick has done a Tiny House EMF Radiation-Free Building course which can be found here.