Of roughly 85,000 chemicals available in the market, few are adequately tested for human health impacts. Hazardous chemicals are widespread and can be found in our water, air, food, and products we use every day. These chemicals migrate into our bodies, our children’s bodies, and our pets and wildlife, costing us our health, the loss of millions of IQ points, and contributing to climate change.

Our mission is to advance human and environmental health by improving hazardous chemical transparency and inspiring product innovation.

Public Health

Called a "silent epidemic," toxic chemical releases are linked to both human and environmental health. Cancer, asthma, obesity, ADHD, and reproductive issues are on the rise. Chemical releases also taint food and water supplies, and contribute to climate change and ozone depletion, disrupting the wellbeing of entire populations. HBN’s research, data tools, and education provide solutions for improving global health.

Public Health

Equity and Justice

Health impacts from chemical exposures fall disproportionately upon marginalized communities, people of color, low-income workforces, and children. HBN ensures that our accessible information and actionable solutions give everyone the opportunity to attain their highest level of health.

Equity and Justice

Market Transformation

Product transparency and informed choices by purchasers drive demand for healthier products and manufacturing processes. Over the next 40 years, 2 trillion square feet in new construction — the size of Paris every week — will be added to the planet. HBN supports innovators blazing new trails in healthy materials markets.

Market Transformation

Trusted Advisor

Global and national corporations, research centers, affordable housing and environmental health groups rely on our independent, science-based expertise.

"HBN's research has enabled us to identify building products that align with our values of transparency in the market as well as optimize human and environmental health."

Mary Davidge - Director of Global Design,

Real Estate and Workplace Services - Google

Trusted Advisor