|Benefits of solid wood.
We are summarizing here, in ready-reference from, some of Dr. Anton Schneiders research findings; that wood is the best building material:
|WOOD AND RADIATION: The earth and the cosmos emit radioactive rays in varying concentrations. Only wood, of all principal materials, has a positive effect in giving protection against radiation that is a hazard to health.
WOOD AND SOUND ABSORPTION: The pleasant sound characteristics of wood are well known from musical instruments. In wooden houses these properties give a calming and pleasant atmosphere. Entirely different are the sharp sounds and reverberations in the room of a house built of hard materials.
WOOD SURFACE TEMPERATURE: Because of its porosity and, accordingly, its low capacity for heat transference, wood surfaces maintain a relatively stable relationship to room temperatures, which gives a physiologically agreeable effect. Other benefits from this stable relationship: a reduction in heating cost, reduced drafts and movement of dust (along with germs and sources of infection).
WOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Wood creates no environment problems. It improves the climate, entails no health problems.
Dr. Schneider writes: There is hardly anything more important for mankind than the protection of environment and life. The environment closest to us is made of our homes and our workplaces: this environment is already largely damages.
*Sources: "Wood, people and health" Muir Publishing Co. Inc. 164, Middle Creek Rd, Cosby, TN 37722, U.S.A