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Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 28, 2019 10:40:43 AM

Report finds that minority and lower-income communities are exposed to majority of the pollution coming from waste-burning plants.

The Guardian reports on the harmful chemicals that are polluting the air around mostly minority and low income neighborhoods.

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Air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 24, 2019 1:24:42 PM

Comprehensive analysis finds harm from head to toe, including dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence.

According to A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ Environmental Committee covered in The Guardian, damage to the human body from air pollution is worse than previously thought.

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Time to Breathe Easy

Posted by Terry Beaubois, Guest Columnist

May 9, 2019 12:25:08 PM

NAHB-IBS 2019 offered key lessons in healthy home design and construction. Are you listening?

During the 2019 NAHB-International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, one key discussion addressed the issue of the health of home occupants, and the related residential design and construction. Human health in homes is becoming a major concern globally as more people discover that the source of an illness may be in their home.

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Report: Polluted Air in the U.S. Worsens Thanks to Wildfires and Wood Stoves

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 24, 2019 8:38:16 AM

Various factors related to Climate Change, including wildfires, linked to worsening air quality in many states. But wood burning stoves also get a mention.

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Breathing Room

Posted by Terry Beaubois, Guest Columnist

Oct 8, 2018 3:13:14 PM

Knowing about air quality is an important part of green building.

As an architect, I’ve always been aware of air management in buildings. This includes heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC). It also includes humidity, fresh air ventilation and air quality. Some of my recent experiences have significantly increased my awareness of how critical this issue is becoming for every building.

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