THE HEALTHIER CHILDREN'S ROOM
The healthier children's room
Children's rooms need optimum air quality and products certified for their health-compatibility Children in particular are sensitive to pollutants. They can trigger asthma, allergies, and other health problems. In collaboration with reputable institutes, we are researching and assessing construction products for pollutants and pathogens in particular. The results are available in the Healthy Building Directory
For this purpose, two children's rooms were reconstructed in the renowned eco-Institut in Cologne using common products and in compliance with standards; they were then equipped with measurement technology, regularly ventilated, and subjected to a four-week long test.
The results for two of the most important pollutants, or rather, pollutant groups - formaldehyde, which can cause cancer in high concentrations, and solvents containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - are clear. After three days, the measured value of solvents (TVOC) in the standard room was twice as high as in the healthier children's room, after seven days, the experts were able to measure ten times the amount of solvents. Upon the final measurements after 28 days, the pollutants measured in the standard children's room were as much as 15 times higher than the measurements taken in the room in which low-emissions building products were used.
We will gladly provide you with a list of the healthier construction products used for free!
Simply use your free access in the Healthy Building Directory, go to properties and then select the healthier children's rooms project. There, you will find all products and necessary information.
An additional important result: Healthier children's rooms are only marginally more expensive than children's rooms in which the child's wellbeing is left to chance!