Material Health Research Material Health Research

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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.

Material Design Approaches

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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.

How Certifications and Disclosures Work

How do you know if a product is healthy? What hazardous ingredients should you look out for? When you see a certification, how do you know if it’s reliable? Here is an overview on product health reporting.

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