Formaldehyde. Lead. Pesticides. Mercury. If building materials had nutrition labels, would you buy a product containing these toxic ingredients? There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the world, and we don’t fully know how they impact our health. And a surprising number of hazardous chemicals still make their way into everyday products we use, including furniture, paints, carpets and flooring.
The government is expected to add the ubiquitous chemical styrene — found in building materials and food and drink containers, among other places — to its list of likely carcinogens. Read Post
A study was released by Anne Steinemann, a researcher at the University of Washington claiming fragrance ingredients contained in a selection of consumer products are potentially toxic. The fragrance materials industry has the highe... Read Post