The Environmental Protection Agency says most homes are full of toxins and pollutants, but a model home in Palatine shows off ways to make homes pure and safe.
There's a home in Palatine that's a model of healthy living.
The Healthy Home 2010 is a designer showhouse that sets a new benchmark for stylish green living with a focus on healthier indoor air quality.
More than 90 percent of most peoples' days are spent inside, and the Environmental Protection AGency said the air found in homes and offices has two- to five-times the pollutants that are found in outside air.
This home, at 1223 Lakeview Court, in Palatine, offers real-life examples of healthy building materials for the home. Tours are available for a limited time.