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Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in General

HBN Welcomes Two New Staff in Fall 2020

HBN is thrilled to announce two new staff additions to our team! We'd like to introduce Austin Wiebe, our new Senior Director of Communications and Marketing, and Nsilo Berry, Health Impact Researcher.

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Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in General

Solutions for Safer Turf

HBN has released new research on the human and environmental hazards surrounding natural and artificial turf solutions. Our Hazard Spectrum compares various options and their related hazards in an easy to read format.

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Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in General

Together, We Can Eliminate Disease Linked to Chemical Exposures

2020 has been a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings for racial justice have disrupted lives, communities and business as usual around the world. It has shown that our work is more important than ever. As we reflect on our past 20 years and look forward to...

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Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in General

Selecting the Wrong Drywall Could Introduce Mercury into the Environment

While one drywall board may look very much like another, some are made with naturally occurring gypsum, while others are made from gypsum manufactured from treated waste generated at coal-fired power plants and can introduce mercury into the environment during manufacturing. This article includes details of HBN’s recently updated analysis...

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