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Health & Wellness

Access to healthy living and working spaces is a basic human need. The goal of sustainable buildings and communities is to account for the health and well-being of the people living in them. Chemistry is helping create the next generation of building materials that seek to improve health across the spectrum, from construction workers to homeowners.

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Healthy Building Materials

Healthy buildings start with healthy materials. The first step to improving the health of building materials is to understand what is in them.
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Understanding Chemical Hazard, Exposure and Risk

Learn about the difference between chemical hazards and exposure and how these can impact risk.
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Indoor Environmental Quality

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) can have a significant impact on people’s health and wellness.
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Worker Health & Safety

Construction workers, contractors and tradespeople have different exposures to building ingredients than occupants.
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Environmental Justice

Learn about tools that can help building professionals address environmental justice and social equity in building projects.