A Guide to Creating a Healthy Home
This website will guide you through the creation, renovation or redecoration of a chemical-free, VOC-free, mold-free house suitable for the environmentally sensitive.
I look at materials that apply to conventional houses, as well as unconventional homes like earthen houses, cabins and tiny houses.
I also look at trailers, campers, RVs and simple or emergency shelters.
This is a living guide – all posts are kept up to date as much as possible. I add new information and update links often.
Corinne Segura is the main author of the site.
I have a Certifications in Building Biology (Practitioner/Advocate), Healthy Materials and Sustainable Buildings, and Moisture Intrusion Inspector. I’ve also taken many courses on construction. More about me and the list out all of the courses I have taken are here.
When I don’t possess enough expertise for an article I bring in expert reviewers or consult with an expert:
- Luke Skaff, Electrical Engineer, who specializes in electrical and mechanical equipment like HVAC, air filtration and appliances, is a contributor on posts that are technical (including all the air purifier posts).
- Carl Grimes, HHS CIEC, contributed to the post on mitigating offgassing, insulating vans and cargo trailers.
- Dr. Lyle Burgoon a trained regulatory toxicologist, contributed to the article on Depression glass risks.
- Tim David, HVAC professional with 30+ years experience, reviewed the article on ozone.
- Andrew Miles, Master Plumber, 30+ years licensed plumber, reviewed the article on pipes.
- Dr. Bryan Quoc Le, PhD, food scientist, food industry consultant contributed to the post on onions neutralizing VOCs.
- Dr. Lakshmi Manjunath, board certified toxicologist, reviewed the article on paint thinners.
Quinlin Johnson has been my amazing editor for several years. He’s a master at finding my errors.
What Information is Deemed Credible and Used to Inform the Research:
- Building Biology Institute official educational materials
- Material Safety Data and Technical Data Sheets
- Information from the manufacturers
- Environmental organizations eg. EWG, Pharos, David Suzuki
- Patents related to the product
- Respected green building sites like Green Building Adviser, Fine Home Building and 475
- Experience: Reactions and tolerance of specific brands gathered from thousands of chemically sensitive folks
- My own testing to compare offgassing levels of different brands
- Educational material from Cheryl Ciecko, Architect who specializes in mold prevention
- Books on healthy home building, materials composition, and chemistry (not self-published)
How Affiliate Links are Used
Over the years more companies that I have talked about in the blog have created affiliate programs to link to them, so over time, the blog has more links.
More and more products are now available on Amazon as well, which is the preferred supplier for many people in the US.
The blog is research-heavy and compared to other blogs and competitors, I make it a priority to provide information first. This means all of the “best of” in a category will be included whether they have an affiliate program or not.
None of the posts are sponsored and I have not allowed paid guest posts nor paid links on the site.
The blog focuses primarily on products available in the US and Canada.
Corinne Segura of My Chemical-Free House Consulting, is the site owner and business owner.
The business that runs the website and consulting is “My Chemical-Free House Consulting” which is registered in BC, Canada.
- Business address: 1138 View street unit 415, Victoria BC, V8V 3M1
- Business phone number: (778) 725-9464
- Email address: [email protected]
Do not send product samples to this business address. My mailing address is different from the business address.
The phone number is not for consulting or advice related to healthy homes. If you have a question please leave a comment on the most related blog post.