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Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in General

HomeFree Campus: Online Classes for Selecting Healthier, Affordable Products

Are you constructing or remodeling a space and want to learn why and how to select healthier products? Healthy Building Network is excited to announce the launch of the HomeFree Campus, an online education resource that provides simple, science-based information that can help you select affordable, healthier materials.  Learning with...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in General

Emissions from Carpet Tiles Sickens Three Minnesota Workers

Symptoms of “sick building” syndrome include “headache; eye, nose, or throat irritation; dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty in concentrating; fatigue; and sensitivity to odors”. These symptoms can develop after long-term exposures, or they can occur after a single instance of exposure, as in the case...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in General

The Next Challenge in Indoor Air Quality: SVOCs

Concerns about indoor air quality are as old as the republic. Benjamin Franklin and John Adams are said to have argued the relative merits of sleeping with open windows in 1776. A century later, their institutional progeny at the US Environmental Protection Agency sided more or less with Franklin after...

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Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in General

“There’s What in This Building?!” New Podcast

ICYMI - Thank you to Positive Energy’s Building Science podcast for hosting HBN’s Gina Ciganik, CEO, and Billy Weber, Collective Impact Director, to discuss our resources and work towards healthier building products. Tune in here: https://positiveenergy.pro/building-science-podcast/2019/1/11/our-friends-at-the-healthy-building-network

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