Blogging Vail Daily: Green Nursery Tips

Blogging Vail Daily: Green Nursery Tips

Janie Lee
Aug 6, 2007

There's no stronger motivation to go green than having a baby. A recent article in the Vail Daily introduced us to baubiology - a study dervied from Germany that looks at how buildings impact life and the living environment.

The featured baubiologist listed the big five elements that contribute to toxins in the home for health reasons. According to the expert, this is especially true for the nursery "because children's bodies breath more air and eat more food pound for pound than an adult."

#1 Air. We have all heard that indoor air has higher levels of pollutants than the outdodors. Using an air purifier and low/no VOC paints in the nursery is a good start.

#2 Water. The article talks about getting a bath tub filter to eliminate dirt, sediment, odors and chlorine.

#3 Cleaning products. Use natural and biodegradable cleaning products.

#4 Formaldehyde. This is an indoor pollutant and a probable carcinogen. Where is formaldehyde? In particle board, veneers, even bedding.

#5 Pesticides. The expert recommends buying organic bedding and mattresses to reduce the amount of pesticides you are exposed to. She says the cotton industry "is infamous for using pesticides."

Do you live by these big 5 green tips?

(pic via Sleepy Things)

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