Thursday, October 13, 2011


(with a nod to Michael Pollan)
- If they won’t tell you what’s in it, you probably don’t want what’s in it
- Consult your nose - if it stinks, don’t use it
- Just because almost anything can kill you doesn’t mean our building products should
- If it starts as hazardous waste, you probably don’t want it in your house
- If it is cheap it probably has hidden costs
- Question the generation of hazardous waste rather than where to put it your building
- Use materials made from substances you can imagine in their raw or natural state
- Avoid materials that are pretending to be something they are not
- Question materials that make health claims
- Use carbohydrate based materials when you can
- Pay more, use less
- Regard space age materials with skepticism

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