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Rebecca Stamm | July 2018 | Newsletter
Organotins are common additives in a wide variety of building products. They have replaced other toxic stabilizers and catalysts—like lead and cadmium—in plastic products, but have their own issues, and are another emerging example of regrettable substitution.
Bill Walsh | July 2018 | Newsletter
Building product retailers, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, are showing welcome leadership in the drive toward healthier building materials. Their efforts are important both in scale, which could change the national supply chain, and scope, as these retailers are offering healthier products in all market segments, including lower priced items.
Gina Ciganik | July 2018 | Newsletter
To know better, we need to understand what chemicals and materials are in our products, and the health hazards associated with them. Not that many years ago, it was nearly impossible to obtain this type of information. Fortunately, transparency leaders are emerging within product manufacturers and their supply chains.