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Free Webcast: How to Find and Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Buildings

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 13, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Sep 12, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights Phobia or fatigue? When it comes to toxic chemicals, we all have our own way of coping with information overload. A free webcast helps you sort it all out. Do you know where the most toxic chemicals are in building products? Vinyl sheet flooring is a top hazard, but far from the only one. Photo Credit: Even if we try to ignore it, we are constantly barraged with information about dangerous chemicals in our food, our water, our dust, our air…even our grocery receipts. The information is often sensationalized, always incomplete, and sometimes downright contradictory from one day to the next. You can’t “go organic” at work It’s hard enough to make choices about everyday things like organic food, antibacterial soap, or vinyl flooring in your own home. As a building professional, your clients look to you to help them make solid, science-based decisions about even more complex products and materials. Decisions about a school, a multifamily building, or a commercial office space can affect a lot of people. Do you have enough information to answer the questions of concerned clients? Other clients may be skeptical about the dangers of certain materials or worried that alternatives will cost too much, even if they’re interested in healthier materials. How do you cope with that? read more






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