Ah, that new home smell. But did you know that could be a telltale sign that a home contains potentially harmful fumes and gases? Certain adhesives, paints and floor finishes used in typical homes contain compounds that are known to cause cancer or trigger asthma. These homes use several proven and effective strategies to improve indoor air quality in homes. Each part of the home is designed so you and your family will breathe a bit easier by providing you with higher indoor air quality standards.