For most people today, they can not see the value or meaning of sustainable non-toxic house construction. Those that should have suffered from Lupus, Fibromyalgia, cancer, autism, and other health problems that are a direct result of living in the toxic houses that we have allowed the building industry to create without disclosure of the consequences. Yes…. we create more health problems with the toxic building materials we use to build new houses and recreational vehicles, 950,000 of them this year alone, than any other factor effecting us today.
None of the builders of these will tell the public about the issues that endanger them because they have a vested interest, profit from their business, that keeps their conscience out of the equation, but leaves the people who inhabit their creations to pay the price for their lack of due diligence investigating the materials they use. This is what contributes to more sickness in America than any other thing in my opinion…
some suffering from childhood to old age over gases sucked up before they develop the blood brain barrier to stop them from messing up the development of their brain and organs. Seems like that should be meaningful to everyone, but it stays hidden from the public well, in part to their willingness to not check out the facts themselves before buying a home, and given the money at risk if the builders do a full disclosure, it will likely continue to elude the consciousness of the masses who are sorely effected.
As we repeat our mistakes of the past, creating 450,000 houses this year from sheetrock that the landfills will not take in later as the sheetrock creates hydrogen sulfide gas when put in the dump, what will we do with all the toxic waste from them later. The fiber glass says on the label that it causes cancer, the vinyl has no recycle value, nor the plastics, styrofoam moldings, composition shingle roofs, carpet, concrete, and most other ingredients in these toxic boxes. Give it to the next 7 generations to deal with? Who is in charge of this insanity? The building industry, the manufacturers of the toxic products who, as corporations will just bankrupt out of responsibility with the board members who knew going without punishment? We can do better. Same goes for the 400,000 RV’s we will build this year and sadly, now the tiny house on wheels (THOW) industry budding with the same sick foundation of profit over due diligence and taking the time to learn that it is even more concentrated as there is less air to dilute the problem with in the THOWs. Again I ask, who will step up to the plate and be responsible?
Who should care about these issues? Mothers, fathers, children, grandparents being moved into them in the back yard, all the people who will live in them rich or poor. So why aren’t they? Marketing so good it leaves you wanting it anyway. We have created a society of lemmings that will follow the Pied Piper to the cliffs and throw their children and themselves into the toxic soup, then wonder how they came to falling without any hope of saving themselves or their families from the fat bodies, the sick achy joints, the migraines, the cancer, and the consequences of their decision to not think about these depressing things that they could have made better choices about, had they only cared enough about their own Vessels for the Soul, and those of the young children they are responsible for in their formative years.
What more can I do to wake people up than to build then to show the path, build the houses that prove it could be done, and get the word out without the billions in advertising, propaganda, and dirt cheap financing that the giant corporations perpetuating this fraud on our society throw out there every year. They own the TV networks, newspapers, and radios that carry their message so that is not a path, and even Facebook and YouTube squash the traffic when I post these blogs or the links to them. Thus, if you read this, do not share with the people you love because you do not want to be the messenger of bad news, or are afraid of looking like a radical health nut, few will learn of the problems. Should you feel responsible if they do not go out do the research to find articles like this….? That is not for me to judge, but the next time someone you love comes down with leukemia, or any of these other diseases I mention, that will be too late to tell them and they surely won’t like hearing you knew ahead of time and said nothing, not a word to possibly save them or their children. So you won’t then either.
Rest assured, I will take plenty of heat for telling you. Trust me, I can live with that better than not.
Now you know who I think should care about this.