Healthful Homes- Going Beyond Green

Healthful Homes – going beyond green

Title: Green Homes for Health and Chemical Sensitivities

Description: Environment Associates for home interiors free from environmental stresses and toxins


When LaVerne Williams started EA in 1975, he was plagued with health challenges, which doctors then would only call severe allergic reactions. By creating a workplace where he reduced exposures to allergens and toxic chemicals, this created a “healthy oasis” in Houston not only for him but for all visitors and associates.

Right from the start, his commitment to environmentally sustainable building practices included the interior environment as well as the exterior.

Over the years, LaVerne has helped chemically sensitive people in Houston to create healthy home environments.

Health advocate Sue McDonald suffers from multiple chemical sensitivities, many of which were life threatening. In 1995 she experienced an immune system “crash,” from exposure to synthetic chemicals in her home. She called on Environment Associates to guide her in creating a healthful home environment. By making these necessary changes, she has in large part regained her health

Leading Houston environmental attorney Jim Blackburn and his accountant wife Garland Kerr invited LaVerne to help them assure a healthy home environment for themselves and guests with multiple chemical sensitivities in the new home they were building. They have enjoyed a healthful home for more than 20 years.

Each year, dozens of clients engage EA’s consultingservices to help them identify and help cure their homes’ adverse effects on their health. Dozens more engage EA’s design counseling services to help prevent their new home or remodeling project from becoming another “sick home.”

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