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Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in General

"Tens of Millions of Pounds of Phthalates Annually Eliminated from Vinyl Flooring"

Phthalates (thay-lates) are chemicals used to make vinyl soft and pliable for uses such as roofing membrane, wall covering and flooring. Healthy Building Network began a campaign to remove these chemicals from building products in our seminal 2002 report, Environmental Impacts of PVC Building materials. In 2005 we reported that...

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Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in General

Could Chemical Exposures Increase Your Chance of Catching a Cold?

Followers of our work at Healthy Building Network are well-versed in the broad range of impacts that chemical exposures can have on our health. Many chemicals that are common in building materials have been linked to cancer, asthma, and effects on the endocrine system. Did you also know that more...

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Posted on May 30, 2019 in General

HBN’s Transformation Targets: A better way to prioritize chemicals of concern.

We often hear that one of the greatest challenges to architects, designers, and building owners is navigating the plethora of certifications, standards, restricted substances lists (RSLs), and competing priorities. In fact, HBN’s Pharos database identified over 300. Heavy reliance on RSLs can lead to regrettable substitution (a different chemical replacement...

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Posted on May 30, 2019 in General

Healthy Building Network Receives 2019 Design for Humanity Award

Healthy Building Network has been honored as the national 2019 Design for Humanity award recipient from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). In celebrating an institution for having made significant contributions to improving the environment for humanity through projects that transform lives, this award recognizes the far-reaching impact of...

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