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Healthy Living Begins At Home

It wasn’t that long ago that lead-based paints were the norm. It was only in 1978 that the US government banned them. Now, we have not just lead-free paints, we have low and zero VOC options that limit off-gassing.

Our families are now breathing safer air that is less likely to provide allergic reactions or health repercussions. Our toddlers are no longer putting flaking lead paints in their mouths. Life is safer.

The same applies to the construction ban and phase out of asbestos- it has saved countless lives. (Although, Trump’s EPA recently overturned it… yikes!)

Healthy Living Indoor Plant

The lesson: Scientific advances are best implemented with care. There is a wisdom to the original order of the Earth, and we need to recognize this lack of knowledge when exploring “better living through chemistry,” or we will end up with even more “diseases of industrialization.”

This is an introductory blog in a series on healthy interior design. It will be a process of discovery for me as I explore all of the ecological and health implications of our decisions as home designers. Nothing less is at stake than the well-being of our children and planet.

I invite you to join me on this adventure. Stay tuned!

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4 Responses to "Healthy Living Begins At Home"

  • Stephanie
    August 13, 2018 - 7:02 am Reply

    Can’t wait to see how you merge beautiful interior with healthy living – thanks for doing this, Angelica!

    • Angelica Angeli
      August 13, 2018 - 3:39 pm Reply

      Thanks, Stephanie! Excited to share my research 🙂 stay tuned!

  • Rania
    August 13, 2018 - 8:14 am Reply

    Excited to find out what your research shows. Healthy (and sustainable) living is important more than ever, now!

    • Angelica Angeli
      August 13, 2018 - 3:40 pm Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more, Rania! I am thrilled to start my research and share my findings with you all!

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