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Sarah Gilberg | July 08, 2011
A few weeks ago on the Signal blog, we examined some of the tradeoffs in choosing a carpet for its recycled content, particularly with regard to carpet backings made with coal fly ash, a coal combustion waste product which has been found to contain mercury and other hazardous heavy metals. Pharos allows subscribers to evaluate not only comple...
Sarah Gilberg | June 23, 2011
Greenwash, the practice of deceptively or falsely portraying products as environmentally friendly, is pervasive in the building materials market. Sometimes it slaps you in the face, but other times, it takes a more discerning eye to find it. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an excellent webinar presented by BuildingGreen's...
Sarah Gilberg | February 11, 2011
Whether you are a long-time friend of the Healthy Building Network or you recently stumbled upon us while googling "PVC," you may be curious to know more about us - our history, our campaigns, our values, our staff, and what is this Pharos Project we keep talking about anyway? We want to give you a sneak peek at a video that's airing...
Sarah Gilberg | May 07, 2010
The writing is on the wall for manufacturers of products and processes that use known and suspected carcinogens. Or at least it’s in the President’s inbox. The President’s Cancer Panel, an elite group of experts that has been dubbed “the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream” by New York Times columnist...