Remodeling

Toxicity at EPA Headquarters: Early Evidence of TILT

A picture of the office of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

This blog post summarizes key findings from a case report conducted by William Hirzy and Rufus Morison (1989) titled “Carpet/4-Phenylcyclohexene Toxicity: The EPA Headquarters Case.” Access the full article here. The development of toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT) is by no means a new phenomenon. Evidence in fact dates back decades. Perhaps the earliest large-scale […]

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Pesticide Exposure & Building Remodeling– Comparing Chemical Sensitivities

This blog post summarizes key findings from a study conducted by Claudia S. Miller and Howard C. Mitzel (1995) titled “Chemical Sensitivity Attributed to Pesticide Exposure Versus Remodeling.”

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The Dangers of Laminate Flooring

The National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a revised report saying everyone who has been exposed to laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, including a lifetime cancer risk. “The revised report concludes that irritation and breathing problems could occur in everyone exposed to formaldehyde […]

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