If you are building a new home or renovating the kitchen in your current home there are many ways in which you can have an environmentally friendly kitchen design. Doing so will not only help the environment; happily, it also saves on costs and can even keep you healthier, when you remember that many products release toxic fumes that are known carcinogens.
Toxic building materials
If you use building materials that are both sustainable and non-toxic your kitchen – and lifestyle – will be well on the way to being a lot healthier, not to mention environmentally friendly.
Start with the kind of materials you use in the kitchen for the cupboards, the counter tops and the flooring. Many cupboards – particularly the inner parts or the back – are made from MDF or other types of materials that are bonded together using toxic glue. This glue can release fumes into the air for many months after the product has been installed in your kitchen.Read More