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Green Interiors: On the Monday, May 5 edition of The Iowa Journal

May 2, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Monday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will explore green interiors. The program airs Monday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.

The air inside your home may be the most polluted you breath. A toxic brew of synthetic chemicals found in building materials, furnishings, and cleaning products may be making you sick. In 1986 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported the levels of toxic pollutants were five times greater inside houses than outside. Today more than 100,000 synthetic chemicals are registered with the EPA. According to the Breast Cancer Fund, the majority of them have never been tested for their effects on human health. Green living means seeking solutions that promote human physical health and reduce the negative impact of our lifestyle's on the planet. This episode of The Iowa Journal looks at ways to breathe easier in our homes with guests Linda Mason Hunter, a pioneer in America's green movement and author of several books that offer step-by-step solutions for creating healthy homes; and Lynnae Hentzen, executive director of the Center on Sustainable Communities, which promotes residential green building in Iowa.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146.

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 Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport.

For immediate release:
May 2, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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