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Material Health Research Material Health Research

Want to learn more about the impacts of building materials on health? These resources provide information on the chemicals that are most toxic, common sources where they're found, pathways of exposure, ensuing health hazards, and the populations that are most vulnerable.

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Material Design Approaches

Rather than relying on least-bad alternatives, consider design strategies that can avoid the hazards all together. Through looking to historical precedents, fabrication methods, material innovation, and design strategies, we can take agency as designers to find creative solutions to making healthier spaces.

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Materials Guidance Materials Guidance

Before you begin looking for products, direct your search to the types of materials that are most likely to yield healthier options. These guides can help you understand the common properties associated with any given product category (known as a Common Product Profiles), and can allow you to be more informed and intentional when it comes time to searching for products.

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Product Evaluation

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