Your House Is Trying to Kill You

“WARNING: This area contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” Our executive director Tom Darden took this picture of a notice posted in a new home in California last week. Make It Right aims to do the exact opposite. We build affordable homes that are HEALTHY for the homeowner and the environment. We want to change the building industry so that no one has to see this sign in the future.

One of our partners, architect Bill McDonough says, “Regulation is a signal of design failure.” It’s great that California’s Proposition 65 mandates that homeowners and consumers be aware of the toxic chemicals surrounding them – but we are all failing while people must still risk their health in order to have a home.

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