Have you ever paused to think about the chemicals and contaminants you are exposed to inside your home?

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No one wants to live in a home
polluted with harmful chemicals.

  • It’s where we rest our heads

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  • Spend most of our time

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  • Care for our families

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The air inside our homes is 2 to 5 times
more polluted than the air outside.

Chemical pollutants build up in the indoor air we breathe, released from things like:

  • Building products
  • Foam furnishings
  • Carpet
  • Paint
Read the research

There are steps we can take to
clean up our own home environment.


Example of quick tips for paint.

EWG’s scientists scoured the current research on home furnishings, building and improvement products to help you avoid health-harming chemicals at home, and improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of the products you select.

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The Healthy Living: Home Guide includes more than 20 different types of products for building, making improvements and furnishing your home. You’ll find quick, inexpensive changes you can make, as well as bigger changes and investments you can take on when building, remodeling or redecorating.

How to Use This Guide

Consult the buying guide in each product section for:

  • The Do’s and Don’ts you should know

  • Chemical hazards and sustainability issues

  • What to look for on the label

  • Certifications you can actually trust