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Battelle experts predict healthy homes trends

August 14, 2001
Scientists eye top 10 healthy trends

Battelle scientists recently identified the top 10 trends for healthy homes in 2010.

The group predicted an increase in attention to indoor air quality (IAQ) with the development of products for advanced air venting and air filtration; the development of more efficient housecleaning appliances; and the creation of materials with germ-resistant surfaces.

The report also predicted advances in medical monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol from home; home energy efficiency; water quality; and in safe handling and storage of food. The scientists also explored the possibility of at-home plastic surgery for baby boomers.