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HBN Blog category: Materials

New Study Finds Vinyl Plasticizers a Major Contaminant in Household Dust

Margie Kelly | March 22, 2005

Chemicals From Common Products Create "Toxic Cocktail" in Homes Toxic chemicals common to home furnishings and electronic equipment have been found in household dust, including chemicals internationally recognized as harmful or toxic to the immune and reproductive systems; babies and young children are particularly at risk from exposure....

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HBN Blog category: Policies

As Good As Mother's Milk: The US Green Building Movement

Bill Walsh | January 27, 2005

"What scientific ethic, what green building principle, what institutional value, is elevated by the decision to ignore evidence of an infant exposed to PCBs and Dioxin in its mother's womb and in her milk?" A new article by respected environmental journalist Marla Cone[1] lays bare the question of whether or not the real consequences...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

Where Is The US Green Building Council LEEDing Us? Trade Associations Draw The Map

Bill Walsh | January 10, 2005

[1] Don't miss the USGBC's response to this newsletter found below.

Over the past two decades, industry and conservative think tanks have invested millions of dollars to corrupt science. They distort the truth about tobacco, pesticides, ozone depletion, dioxin, acid rain and global warming. In their attempt to undermine the credible basis...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

GREENBUILD 2004 FROM A to Z: Perspectives from Tabletop 14

Bill Walsh | November 19, 2004

Last week, the Healthy Building Network (HBN) attended GreenBuild, the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual conference and exhibition in Portland, Oregon. GreenBuild gives over 5000 registered attendees access to 450 exhibitors, and over 100 workshops, seminars and speeches. This year HBN staffer Tom Lent made an award-winning poster pres...

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