This is a massive, 445 page, 26 chapter, compilation of information that covers most concepts of the Healthy House concept. It is printed on 8 1/2 by 11 sheets and amounts to literally an encyclopedia of information.
Chapters include - Indoor air quality, Health effects, Finding a Health House, Site selection, Planning, Ventilation, Heating a Cooling, Air filtration, Tight Construction, Concrete and masonry, Foundations, Wood products, Alternative framing materials, Roofing, Siding, Windows and doors, Insulation, Flooring, Walls and ceilings, Coatings and caulking, Kitchens and bathrooms, Electrical systems, Central, Vacuums, Evaluations of three common pollutants, and examples of three healthy houses.
While all chapters contain a lot of useful and detailed information, especially pertinent is the chapter on Tight Construction, since it meshes very well with the current emphasis on passive solar heating where house designs are getting as much as 95 percent of the building's heat requirements come from the sun.
Especially useful are two appendices -
Highly recommended for everyone. Not just MCS suffers who were responsible for developing this concept, but given the growing concerns that the widespread usage of low-level toxic materials in our homes and offices are intimately involved in the developing medical crises such as childhood asthma, attention deficient, even autism, that are becoming a serious drain on our society's resources.
Even if you cannot afford a copy for yourself, ask your library to get it for everyone.