A group of Battelle experts have predicted the Top 10 Trends in Healthy Homes for 2010. They are, in order of importance:
- Indoor Air Quality
- Home-Based Medical Monitoring, Diagnosis and Care
- Monitoring and Sensing for Home Safety and Personal Protection
- Absolutely Reliable and High-Quality Power
- Whole-House Water Quality
- Food Quality and Safe Handling, Storing and Cooking
- The Baby Boomer Factor: They Don't Want to Get Old
- Battling Mites and Molds in Bedding, Furniture and Carpets
- Drudge-Free Housecleaning
- Sterile Surfaces: Germ-Resistant Materials, Coatings and Fabrics
Adhesives and sealants manufacturers have already been at work addressing these needs:
Sheet-metal ductwork throughout the home's interior was sealed at all joints with a non-toxic mastic to prevent dust and pollen from entering the ductwork and circulating throughout the house. A non-toxic, water-based adhesive was used to install vinyl flooring.
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