Tips for choosing building materials for health

Tips for choosing building materials for health

The choice of materials / materials for buildings needs to be considered, especially those related to the health of the occupants, including yourself. For this reason, tips are needed on how to choose building materials (materials) that are at least not harmful to health.
But did you know, small children are 30 times more sensitive to contamination of hazardous materials in the house?
Oops! Of course this is clearly not what we want for the development of your children in the future, right? or Who doesn’t want the place where we live can support our health? or there are still many questions that pop up in our minds about the effect of building materials (materials) on our health.
Ok, let’s look at a little explanation below,


Unconsciously, building materials, especially new ones, often contain hazardous materials that can cause disease, especially industrial building materials, such as processed wood, particle board, wall paint, plastic pipes, and so on. This building material can cause various diseases such as cancer, respiratory problems, skin diseases and so on. Of course, the most disadvantaged victims are residents of the house because every day they have to come into contact with these dangerous materials, especially small children.

The following are some of the hazardous building materials / materials and their diseases Material: Wood where the source of the danger is the use of politur, melamine (urea formal-dehyde)

Diseases caused: Allergic skin, eyes, mucous membrane disorders
Building materials: PVC pipe, PVC glue, PVC paint, Vinyl flooring, plastic carpet (made of PVC), contact glue.

Diseases caused: Cancer, combustion evaporates hydrochloric acid (kills plants), liver disease, kidneys
Building materials: Synthetic paint (iron / wood paint), thinner, epoxy paint containing ethylalkohol, machine epoxy.

Diseases caused: Nerve disease, blood, respiratory disease, blind eyes, balance disorders, mucous membranes, eczema on the skin.
Building material: Asbestos (ceiling and roof)

Diseases caused: Asbestose (lung disease), cancer
Building materials: Radon gas (which is evaporation from the ground)
Caused disease: Mutagen and carcinogenic (causes cancer)

Then the solution?

To minimize this danger, at least we have several solutions including:

1. If the house has just been painted, or if there is furniture that has just been finished (painted / polished), it is better if you do not live in it for a while until the strong smell of formaldehyde is no longer smelled. Normally, these gas emissions remain high for 6-12 months. It is better if indoor ventilation is well thought out and used so that the gas can be further neutralized by fresh air.

2. At present, many water-based finishing materials are being developed, which are more environmentally friendly because of the lower content of volatile organic chemicals. Various residential materials that are good for use are actually quite a lot. These materials usually come directly from nature and do not go through industries that involve hazardous chemicals.

3. Choose healthy building materials (not mixed with hazardous chemicals) such as natural stone, clay, brick, wood, bamboo, thatch, palm fiber, reeds, metal, red brick, earth tile, glass, concrete, brick, block , paper