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A Texas Home Gets a Healthy, Fresh Start

Blog by Brad Herman | February 19th, 2013

Personal health is sometimes directly affected by the health of your home. Potential hazards lurk in paint, fibers, electronics — you name it. No one knows this more than environmental health professor Jules Elkins, who — along with her political science professor husband, Zach, and their three boys — set out to create the cleanest, most toxin-free sanctuary in Austin, Texas, possible. They did this by avoiding products with stain-resistant chemicals, flame retardants or any other potential health threat — an approach that turned their house into a one-of-a-kind breath of fresh air.