Toxic Chemicals in the Built Environment: Bridging Sustainability and Health

We propose a workshop topic that focuses on how the sustainability movement toward greener building design has an opportunity to consider how occupants interact with the building space, and how the chemicals used in the indoor environment can affect our health. Silent Spring Institute is a national leader in researching everyday chemical exposures and their impact on human health. Our research identifies priority areas to focus exposure reduction strategies, and provides healthier chemical and product alternatives.